The Dragon's Egg

The Dragon's Egg

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On Ai Lien's birthday, her father gives her a stone from China. It is indeed beautiful, and she places it on her dresser where it hatches into a baby dragon and the adventure begins!
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, 2013, c1994
ISBN: 9781443124447
Branch Call Number: j BAI NVD
Characteristics: 139 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Tyrrell, Frances 1959-

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SPL_Childrens Jan 13, 2014

Ai Lien has a wonderful secret. A talking Chinese dragon with magical powers lives at her house!

The little dragon, Lung Wang, is reluctant to be seen by anyone other than his friend, Ai Lien. He hides in her bedroom and even her parents have never seen him in the form of a dragon.

Lung Wang can do something quite astonishing: he can change his shape and form. When he accompanies Ai Lien on walks and errands, he sometimes takes the form of a pet dog, and sometimes that of a human. (Of course, he prefers to be a dragon – but that would instantly draw attention!)

Ai Lien is having difficulty making friends at her new school, thanks to Jake, the school bully. Her loneliness is eased by knowing that she can play with Lung Wang after school each day. The two become close friends and share many adventures … but on the night of Lung Wang’s first birthday, it is time for him to return to his family in the Yangtze River in China.

How can Ai Lien let her friend go?

First published in 1994, Alison Baird’s newly republished story about a magical friendship, complete with fascinating details about Chinese dragons, will continue to intrigue young dragon fans and those who enjoy a well-written story.

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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10

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