Authors: Margi Preus
Advance Praise for
West of the Moon
“A masterfully spun tale of perilous joy for any true story lover's greedy little heart. Savor.” âRita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honorâwinning author of
One Crazy Summer
“I love this book!
West of the Moon
is compelling, enchanting, and honest, an astounding blend of fiction and folklore that celebrates the important things in lifeâloyalty, devotion, courage, and the magic of stories. I think you will love it, too.” âKaren Cushman, Newbery Medalâwinning author of
The Midwife's Apprentice
“A gorgeous reminder that we all live and die by the stories we tellâand by the stories we choose to be in.” âWilliam Alexander, National Book Awardâwinning author of
“Margi Preus has produced a magical novel about a feisty young girl â¦ Writing with great imagination and wit, she also shows how Astri creatively uses â¦ Norwegian folk and fairy tales to ground herself and give herself hope.” âJack Zipes, editor of
The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales: From the Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
West of the moon / Margi Preus.
Summary: In nineteenth-century Norway, fourteen-year-old Astri, whose cruel aunt sold her to a mean goatherder, dreams of joining her father in America.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-1-4197-0896-1 (alk. paper)
[1. Human traffickingâFiction. 2. Emigration and immigrationâFiction.
3. NorwayâHistoryâ19th centuryâFiction.] I. Title.
Text copyright Â© 2014 Margi Preus
Interior illustrations Â© 2014 Lilli CarrÃ©
Book design by Sara Corbett
Published in 2014 by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS.
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