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


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

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.