There are books which we remember our whole life, the most amazing of which join the canon and we want to pass them on. Even if they aren't books like "The Little Prince" and only books which are important for us, it is worth remembering and reading them again, because they can reveal something new. Everyone knows the adventures of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland and some day we will give them to our children. I have a special liking for "Grandma in the apple tree", "The Book thief", and "Matilda".
Today I would like to tell you about another amazing book. "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" is a beautiful and unusual book which can appeal to everyone: cChildren get magic and adventures, and adults receive timeless wisdom. Obviously, I bought the book for my daughter, but the first pages caused me to read it first.
The beginning of the book will frighten every mother. The people in Protektorat live in dread and sadness. The legend says that an awful witch lives in the forest, and every year the townspeople have to give her the youngest child as a tribute. The tragedy of the families, the grief of the mothers who every year have to leave their children, the sadness which hangs over the town and the strange, devious old men make this a bleak book. Quickly it turns out that the witch Xan isn't bad. She lives in a wooden house with a small dragon called Fyrian and a smart mud monster called Glerk. Every year, Xan takes the children out of the forest, wondering why the people leave them alone on the glade. She tends to the babies and gives them a new and happy life.