It is the eve of Chinese New Year. Lanterns are hung in the shopping malls and Yao is preparing to wake the ancient sky dragon, Shen Long, from his year-long sleep. From the moment Shen Long opens his great amber eyes and unfurls his silver-blue tail, Yao will be propelled on a magical journey to battle the bad luck of the previous year and usher in the good. Will he succeed? Will his grandfather watch over him and protect him from harm?
A beautiful story of a Chinese festival and its symbolism for Chinese communities everywhere.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Number of Pages||32|
- Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year
Illustrator: Jérémy Pailler
Jérémy Pailler is French illustrator and animator with a PhD in Fine Arts. His first animated children's film Gedas Vej was selected to screen at multiple international festivals, and won several awards.
Author: Joyce Chng
Joyce Chng is a Chinese-Singaporean children's book author. Her work is regularly anthologized and she has a passion for steampunk, science fiction, and tales of transfiguration.