The Dragon Emperor

[A Chinese Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

One night in ancient China, a special baby is born. He is an emperor, and he is also a dragon! The dragon emperor becomes a powerful ruler. But a warrior named Chi You is jealous. He plans to overthrow the emperor and take control of China. Will the emperor protect his country? Or will the Black Dragon prevail? Read this exciting tale to find out.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2007-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
Text Type Folktale/Legend
Dewey 398.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 780
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 114150
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Afterword, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Wang Ping

Illustrator: Tang Ge

Tang Ge is the illustrator of The Dragon Emperor. A talented artist and native of China, Tang Ge currently lives in New York.

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Library Media Connection

“Each retelling is designed to appeal to those children who may have high interest but lower reading levels.”
Library Media Connection

MultiCultural Review

“These lively, fast-paced classic folktales, in a format that is easy to read, will appeal to young readers in grades two through five. Colorful illustrations matched to the text and a glossary also assist new readers in developing their skills.”
MultiCultural Review

The Horn Book Guide

“Each tale is paired with an illustration style that nicely reflects the culture.”
The Horn Book Guide