Lalani of the Distant Sea

COMING IN SEPTEMBER. Erin Entrada Kelly’s latest middle grade novel, inspired by Filipino folklore, is about a girl named Lalani who lives on the island of Sanlagita. The islanders live simply, but they must say daily benedictions to Kahna, Sanlagita’s formidable ruling mountain. Every so often, on Sailing Day, the island’s best set off to Isa—a mountain on a neighboring island said to be covered in yellow flowers that can heal any illness—but none (including Lalani’s father) have ever survived the journey. When Lalani accidentally brings Kahna’s wrath upon her island, she becomes determined to go to Isa and right her wrongs. This lush fantasy epic blew me away! Recommended by Mary

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ISBN: 9780062747273
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 3rd, 2019

“Fast-paced and full of wonder, this is a powerful, gripping must-read.”—Kirkus (starred review)

“A lush and mysterious fable, full of beauty, full of wonder.”—Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal–winning author of When You Reach Me