Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Twelve-year-old Mallie's prospects are grim. In her mining town, Coal Top, boys leave school at 12 to work in the mines, and girls leave to work as servants for the rich people. Mallie can't stomach the idea of that kind of life, but what choice does she have? Especially when her family is counting on her wages to survive. All that changes when Mallie is recruited for a da Twelve-year-old Mallie's prospects are grim. In her mining town, Coal Top, boys leave school at 12 to work in the min...

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Title:Over the Moon
Author:Natalie Lloyd
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Genres:Childrens
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Over the Moon Reviews

  • Barbara
    Jul 17, 2019
    This one is a 3.5 for me. I liked its originality and its protagonist, twelve-year-old Mallie Ramble, and the way her hometown of Coal Top is depicted. Many young readers in fifth, sixth or even seventh grade will find it easy to relate to the plight of those born in Coal Top, often re...
  • Matthew Galloway
    Feb 28, 2019
    This was the lovely, beautiful, moving story I thought it would be -- just as the other Lloyd books I've read are. The first thing to note is that this one is more fantasy than on that magical realism line that "The Key to Extraordinary" and "A Snicker of Magic" are. The setting still ...
  • Megan Truax
    Mar 28, 2019
    Classic Natalie Lloyd. Lyrical, imagery-rich writing, laced with hope and mountain charm. But this book had something else, too: gumption. Moxie. Grit. Courage to stand up and not accept the stories you?ve always been given. Now I can go back to anxiously awaiting her next novel. ?...
  • Thistle
    Aug 05, 2019
    This was such a good book, in so many ways. The world the author crafted was amazing. This wasn't even a YA book, it was younger, but the quality was as high as you could want. Set in some fantasy world, the magic has vanished. A substance called Dust has replaced it, and Dust is ju...
  • Margaret Boling
    Dec 23, 2018
    Why I'm interested in this book: Recommended on Twitter by Michelle Knott. ...
  • ⋟Kimari⋞
    Apr 15, 2019
    You might also enjoy: ? Spirit's Key ? Saving Wonder ? The End of the Wild ? Canary in the Coal Mine ? Hour of the Bees ? Where the Watermelons Grow ? Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe ? Katerina's Wish ? Unicorns of the Mist ...
  • Atticus
    May 09, 2019
    "You push through it, and you get to the light again." Mallie Ramble is a mountain girl. Every day she braves the thick Dust that covers her down to go down to the valley, where she cleans house for a rich family. Every girl in her village does the same, while the boys are sent to t...
  • Margie
    Apr 23, 2019
    From beginning to end every moment is captivating. The characters, compelling in every respect, embody all that is right and good and true and shades of the opposite, too. There are many places in our world literally mirroring the book's setting of mountains and mining, dense forests...
  • Jesse
    Aug 15, 2019
    Summer is the perfect time to listen to a Natalie Lloyd/ Cassandra Morris audiobook! Mallie Over the Moon stole my heart, right from page one! She has spunk, heart, tenacity, and an unbending will that make her an incredible character to follow. I never thought I'd find a Lloyd title...
  • Michele Knott
    Nov 30, 2018
    An absolutely beautiful book that is full of layers that are begging to be discussed. Lloyd has outdone herself with this one - full of gorgeous language and set in a haunting, yet beautiful setting. I have a feeling this one will be well loved amongst readers! ...
  • Erika
    Mar 30, 2019
    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #kidlitexchange network, publisher @scholasticinc and author @natabitz for the review copy of this book. Any opinions are my own. OVER THE MOON by Natalie Lloyd Twelve-year-old Mallie lives in Coal Top. Boys work in the mines, and girls a...
  • Tirzah
    Apr 01, 2019
    I always start a Natalie Lloyd book not knowing what to expect but being certain it's going to be magical, fun, and full of positive messages. This is probably my favorite of hers as the whole concept of flying horses and weaving stars is quite romantic. I like Mallie's fierce and yet ...
  • Krystal Hon
    May 24, 2019
    Picked this book up in the children's section of the library on a whim. It was an intriguing story, an interesting, unique world and an inspiring hero, with even a cute little love story. I had a little bit of a hard time getting into it at the beginning but then I couldn't put it down...
  • Stephanie Bange
    Mar 26, 2019
    Note: Reviewed from an ARC Lloyd?s third novel for upper elementary students is a departure from her previous two magical realism titles; this one is firmly set in fantasy. Born into a Coal Top Mountain family in the times of the Dust, Mallie ?Over the Moon? Ramble is a tw...
  • Heather Jensen
    Apr 21, 2019
    Mallie Over the Moon will fight the dust and fly straight into your heart! Natalie Lloyd creates another magical experience for her readers. The power of love, family, friendships, and song shine brightly in Over the Moon. ...
  • John
    Jul 26, 2019
    This was a fun short read with a strong female lead. Targeted at older elementary kids, I was particularly pleased at the inclusion of a character with a limb difference. I think boys and girls alike will find things they have in common with Mallie and want to root for her throughout. ...
  • Lisa Swope
    May 09, 2019
    When you grow up in a coal town, the lack of hope can drag you down like the dust that surrounds you. But once there was starlight here, and there used to be dream weavers. Maybe the outrageous competition (boys only, orphans preferred) is what it takes to bring Mallie from Mallie-of-t...
  • American Mensa
    Jun 04, 2019
    Natalie Lloyd, author of New York Times bestseller A Snicker of Magic once again brings us a beautifully fantastical tale of friendship, adventure?and magic. Welcome to Coal Top, where singing is forbidden, and the stars have vanished behind the depressing Dust. Meet Mallie, a yo...
  • Michele
    Jun 20, 2019
    Thanks to @kidlitexchange for the free review copy of this book! ????? from me!! I LOVED this book! It?s like The Girl Who Moon but not as hard to understand and much faster paced. (I liked that one; I LOVE this one!) ? Mallie is a child who lives in a society that is t...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 07, 2019
    Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd, 304 pages. Scholastic Press, MARCH 2019. $17. Content: G BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE Mallie lives a dreary, desperate life in tiny town on Coal Top Mountain. An insidious dust has covered the skies for almost ...
  • Pamela
    Jun 24, 2019
    My fourth-grade self would have loved this magical book featuring a dynamically courageous young girl who overcomes her fears and saves her family and her town. Horses playing a key role . . . Bonus love! As an adult reader, I'd say four stars. But my inner child won the vote: FI...
  • M.L. Little
    Apr 16, 2019
    @kidlitexchange #partner: Over The Moon by @natabitz and @scholasticinc. Available NOW! I had never read a book by Natalie Lloyd until now. If they?re always this beautiful, I want to read them all. Over the Moon brings us a dystopian fantasy world where the starlight has been blo...
  • Melissa Edwards
    Feb 06, 2019
    Not only is this one of my favorite authors, but I did not want to put this book down once I started reading it! I read it on a plane ride home, got home late, and then stayed up even later to finish reading! Natalie Lloyd has such a wonderful way of connecting the reader to the charac...
  • Jessica Samuel
    Jan 05, 2019
    I will always be a fan of Natalie Lloyd and this one did not disappoint!! This is such a powerful story about the need to push through the dark times! I don?t know a single person that will not be able to relate to this story! ...
  • m a r y l i z
    Jun 07, 2019
    My heart is full. Not my favorite Natalie Lloyd book, but it's still a special tale full of starlight & friendship & soaring mountains & constellations. It will be a while until this smile leaves my face. :') l o v e l y | q u o t e s - Denver's hair is curly, ...
  • Peri
    Apr 24, 2019
    3.5 stars So THIS seems like a departure from Natalie Lloyd's usual style.....or no, I take that back, from her usual setting. In other elements it is full of Lloyd's signature style, which I interpret as (among others): 1. The names. I mean, I love them, don't get me wrong. But...
  • Megan Schmelzer
    Apr 07, 2019
    Open Book Reviews by Megan Schmelzer www.openbookreviews.org I have been a fan of Natalie Lloyd's since I first picked up her book, A Snicker of Magic, several years ago. Natalie is one of the most talented children's fantasy writers I have read. Her ability to construct stories an...
  • Karen McKenna
    Mar 17, 2019
    Love, love, LOVE this book. I love Natalie Lloyd's heartfelt, magical writing, so when I say the chance to get her new book through Scholastic book orders early, I jumped at the chance. My first copy came with about 6 pages misprinted, but I could not put the book down anyway. I got a ...
  • Elyse
    May 30, 2019
    I liked this book. Lloyd did a great job building a world of starry magic and mountain lore. (The world actually reminds me of the Undertale world. The feeling is the same.) Some of the twists are predictable, the characters seem average (but not cookie-cutter), and the love interest? ...
  • Cassidy
    Apr 09, 2019
    I read Over the Moon because Goodreads recommended it to me and I thought it sounded good. Not quite was I was expecting, but it was still a good book. (I still can't get the Mountain Girl song out of my head.) Mountain girl, lift up your eyes, the stars are shining bright for thee, ...