Grace Lin has created something magical with this book. Minli lives near Fruitless Mountain and watches her parents working day after day from sunup to sundown with little to show for it. When she frees a goldfish it tells her how to find the Old Man of the Moon who can change her fortune. Her travels are peppered with stories inspired by Chinese Mythology. She meets some interesting characters along the way, and learns something important about herself. Beautifully written with great characters this is a must read. Perfect for students in Grades 4 and up.