Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Do three stars make a river?

 Starry River of the Sky has received not one, not two, but THREE starred reviews! I'm so thrilled and relieved and grateful.

"Lin artfully wraps her hero’s story in alternating layers of Chinese folklore, providing rich cultural context. Detailed, jewel-toned illustrations and spot art reminiscent of Chinese painting highlight key scenes and themes and serve as the focus of an overall exquisite design."--Kirkus (starred)

"This tight and cyclical plotting, combined with Lin’s vibrant, full-color paintings and chapter decorations, creates a work that is nothing short of enchanting. Like the restored moon, Starry River outshines the previous work."--School Library Journal (starred)

"The lively mixture of adventure, mystery, and fantasy, supported by compelling character development and spellbinding language, will captivate a wide swath of readers."--Publisher's  Weekly (starred)