The Moon Dragons

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

When a king discovers that there are still singing moon dragons high up on the mountainside, he offers a room full of gold to anyone who can bring one to him. The beautiful dancing dragons only reveal themselves to Alina, a young peasant girl, but she preserves the secret of their whereabouts, knowing that there are some things far more precious than a room full of gold.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2015
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-03-01
Text Type Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy
BISACS JUV002270, JUV022000, JUV039220
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 10
Lexile 580
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 170279
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Dyan Sheldon

Dyan Sheldon is the author of many books for young people. American by birth, she now lives in North London.

Illustrator: Gary Blythe

Gary Blythe is an award-winning illustrator. His first children’s picture book, The Whales’ Song, written by Dyan Sheldon, won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. Gary lives near Liverpool, England.


Booklist Online

“This might be just the thing for collections in need of a strong female character combined with dragons and a message of humanity.”―Booklist Online

Kirkus Reviews

“[I]ts sweet lesson of the value of art and life over a room full of gold is a lovely one.” —Kirkus Reviews