Synopses & Reviews
The outlawed princess of the Dragon Clan and her young human companion undergo fearsome trials in their quest for an evil enchantress. & #145; Dramatic tension stays high. Weaves Chinese legend into an exciting tapestry of myth and folklore.& #146; & #151; BL. < p=""> < awards=""> Notable Children's Books of 1982 (ALA)< br=""> 100 Favorite Paperbacks of 1989 (IRA/CBC)< wards="">
The outlawed princess of the Dragon Clan and her young human companion undergo fearsome trials in their quest for an evil enchantress. ‘Dramatic tension stays high. Weaves Chinese legend into an exciting tapestry of myth and folklore. —BL.
Notable Children's Books of 1982 (ALA)
100 Favorite Paperbacks of 1989 (IRA/CBC)
Centuries of wandering have taught the exiled dragon princess Shimmer that humans are beneath her notice. But she allows young Thorn to join her in the search for the evil witch Civet--and the quest to restore her dragon clan's lost home. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of Dragonwings.
About the Author
Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings
and Dragon's Gate
; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee; and The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island
, which he cowrote with his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep, and was named a New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing" and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book.
Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, the writer Joanne Ryder.