Dragon Dancer

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

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.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, Holidays
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV030020, JUV002270, JUV017090
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 640
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 195526
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Original artwork


  • Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year, Winner, 2019

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.