From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books
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|
|Category||Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, Holidays|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JUV017090, JUV030020, JUV002270|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||195526|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Teaching Guides|
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.
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.
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Lantana Global Picture Books
Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View available downloads →
- Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year