Article Title

Over the Moon


Taylor Nelson


Excellent, Intermediate, Stars, Courage, Horses, Friendship, Family

Document Type

Book Review


In Coal Top, young boys work in the mines and young girls work as servants for rich families. It’s been this way since the Dust came, bringing monsters to the woods and snuffing out the stars. When Mallie hears of the chance to break away from this life and bring her family out of poverty, she jumps at it. It’s a competition to train flying horses and go on missions to collect gold dust from the tops of mountains. But things are not always as they seem, and Mallie soon uncovers a dangerous secret that threatens the precarious and vulnerable lives of the people of Coal Top. As time goes on, Mallie discovers where the Dust really came from, and along the way learns what it really means to be brave.