The Dragon's Egg

The Dragon's Egg

eBook - 2013
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On Ai Lien's birthday, her father gives her a stone from China. "It feels special, " he tells her with a twinkle in his eye. "Perhaps it is a dragon's egg!" The stone is pretty, and Ai Lien places it on her dresser. She can hardly believe what happens next. In the middle of the night, the stone cracks and opens . . . and a baby dragon is born. He's not just any dragon, either. He's the son of the Dragon King of the Yangtze River -- and he's magic. Soon, what's seemed like the worst year of Ai Lien's life becomes a time of adventure and wonder!
Publisher: Richmond Hill, ON : Scholastic Canada, 2013.
Edition: 2013 ed.
ISBN: 1443128295
9781443128292
Characteristics: 1 online resource (139 p.) : ill.
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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