內容簡介 Winner of the 2017 Newbery MedalThe New York Times BestsellerAn Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016Named to KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 20162017 Booklist Youth Editors’ ChoiceEvery year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch’s Boy.