Lalani of the Distant Sea

Lalani of the Distant Sea

eBook - 2019
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Publisher: Greenwillow, 2019
ISBN: 9780062747297
Branch Call Number: eBook Axis 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360


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Hillsboro_RobP Oct 29, 2019

Loosely based on Filipino folklore, Lalani is a grim and wondrous story of a hard life on a distant island. I found it read like a mix of Moana and Pan's Labyrinth, so it's not a story for the faint of heart. But for a kid or an adult who likes their fantastical tales a bit on the dark side, this is a perfect match. My favorite J-fiction I've read this year.
It's not perfect, I'd love a tweak to the ending, but I'm not about to forget any of Lalani's story.

DCLkids Oct 15, 2019

A Great Books for Great Kids pick. From Newbery-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly comes the gripping story of Lalani, who leaves home in search of a cure for her mother and her island. She meets fantastic creatures and suffers through many trials on her way, and finds strength to be true to herself. Grades 5-8.

ArapahoeMary Aug 19, 2019

Absolutely beautiful - the world-building, the mythology, the strength and beauty of the characters. I loved Lalani and her courage and determination, even when facing the terrible consequences of her best-intentioned actions. You will too.

LPL_MaryW Aug 08, 2019

Erin Entrada Kelly’s latest middle grade novel, inspired by Filipino folklore, is about a girl named Lalani who lives on the island of Sanlagita. The islanders live simply, but they must say daily benedictions to Kahna, Sanlagita’s formidable ruling mountain. Every so often, on Sailing Day, the island’s best set off to Isa—a mountain on a neighboring island said to be covered in yellow flowers that can heal any illness—but none (including Lalani’s father) have ever survived the journey. When Lalani accidentally brings Kahna’s wrath upon her island, she becomes determined to go to Isa and right her wrongs. This lush fantasy epic blew me away!


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