Over the Moon

Over the Moon

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Twelve-year-old Mallie knows better than to dream. In Coal Top, you live the story you're given: boys toil in the mines and girls work as servants. Mallie can't bear the idea of that kind of life, but her family is counting on her wages to survive. It wasn't always this way. Before the Dust came, the people of Coal Top could weave starlight into cloth. They'd wear these dreaming clothes to sleep and wake up with the courage to seek adventure . . . or the peace to heal a broken heart. But now nothing can penetrate Coal Top's blanket of sorrow. So when Mallie is chosen for a dangerous competition in which daring (and ideally, orphaned) children train flying horses, she jumps at the chance. Maybe she'll change her story. Maybe she'll even find the magic she needs to dream again. But the situation proves even more dangerous when Mallie uncovers a sinister mystery at the heart of Coal Top's struggles -- a mystery some powerful people will do anything to protect.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781338118490
Characteristics: 291 pages ;,22 cm.

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darladoodles
Oct 17, 2019

A beautiful tale about the triumph of the human spirit over tyranny. And, yes, there are flying horses!!! Natalie Lloyd is one of my favorite authors, because of her ability to write about spunky, flawed heroines. Mallie struggles with her negative impulses yet desires to do her best to help support her family in a dusty world where the stars have disappeared. Then she meets Leo and they fly over the moon together. Filled with heart and a snicker of magic (see what I did there?).

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Jul 15, 2020

pink_cat_8461 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 98 and 99

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