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Author: Grace Lin Narrator: Kim Mai Guest Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781478912545
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A breathtaking fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Pinmei’s gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.

Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone that Lights the night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei’s grandmother—before it’s too late.

A fast-paced adventure that is extraordinarily written, When the Sea Turned to Silver is a masterpiece companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kim Mai Guest’s precise, soft reading sets a mood in which magic and reality meet…Guest’s gentle tone fits both Pinmei’s timidity and their quiet life. But Guest’s voice grows harsh when the ruthless emperor and his soldiers burst in…Guest gracefully voices the author’s elegant prose and weaves a wealth of bejeweled folktales into three entwined stories…A wonderful fable for family listening. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “A rich interweaving of ancient tales with fast-paced adventure, fantasy, and slowly unfolding mysteries told through captivating language with beguiling similes.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A stunning addition to a deservedly beloved set of novels; recommended for all middle grade collections.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Lin’s evocative language sweeps readers away, and the stories within the story are juicy and delicious.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Beautifully told…[with] lyrical storytelling.’"

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A richly complex adventure story.”

    Horn Book Guide (starred review)

  • “Lin’s characteristic elegant prose…keeps its enchanting, luminous quality.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2016 National Book Award Finalist
  • An Indiebound Indie Bestseller

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About the Author

Grace Lin is an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s books. Her novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was a Newbery Honor book and a New York Times bestseller. She is a recipient of the Literary Lights for Children Award and was an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee for the United States. She received her degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

About the Narrator

Kim Mai Guest is an award-winning voice actor for audiobooks and video games. She can also be heard on television shows, such as G.I. Joe: Renegades, Batman: the Brave and the Bold, and Avatar, and in movies such asChill Out Scooby Doo and Dead Space: Aftermath. Her video game work includes Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, and The Lord of the Rings.