Thorndike Press

When the Sea Turned to Silver

  • Grace Lin
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432875442
  • ISBN-13: 9781432875442
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 408 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2020



A New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Children's Book
A National Book Award Finalist
An IndieBound Bestseller
An NPR Best Book of the Year Pick
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book
An ALA Notable Book for Children
An Amazon Best Book
A CCBC Children's Choices Pick
A School Library Journal Best Book
A Booklist Editor's Choice

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.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: 750L