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The Year of the Dragon
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Jennifer Wood

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-028-2, 9.5 x 10

"a storybook ideal for launching the lunar year"
- Books, Inc., San Francisco, CA.

2012 is the Year of the Dragon! Dominic's proud parents rule the sea and sky, advise the Emperor, and have high expectations for their son. Meanwhile Dom befriends the boy Bo and the other zodiac animals, who wish to paddle a boat in the village's annual river race.

But when other people and Dom's parents disapprove, what will Dom do? Discover Dom's ingenious solution in this enthusiastic tale!

The Year of the Dragon is the seventh in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac.

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More praise for Year of the Dragon

Bo "Recommended: The acrylic drawings are bright and enticing. The illustrator also cleverly includes all the other animals of the Chinese zodiac in her drawings-fun for the reader to locate them. This is a great lesson in perseverance and working together as a team to achieve a common goal."
- Library Media Connection

"The understanding the dragon gets when it find out that just because you look different does not mean you are actually different is as sweet as it is fun. This is a book for all ages."
- Northshire Bookstore Blog

"The Year of the Dragon does a great job introducing kids to the dragons of Chinese lore, and offers a gentle tale of friendship, teamwork, bravery, and acceptance... [The illustrations] are colorful and dynamic and add a lot of appeal for both kids and grownups. The Year of the Dragon is highly recommended for Chinese New Year, or any time at all, for that matter, and its bound to become one of your favorite Chinese New Year books."
- Marin Mommies


Bo January 23, 2012

"These are also tales of friendship and finding a place in the world... . [Jennifer Wood's] illustrations are adorable and filled but uncluttered with detail. "
- Paper Tigers

"The Year of the Dragon is a charming story with themes familiar to many children's books. The underlying message is one of cooperation, friendship, imagination and perseverance... Jennifer Wood's whimsical illustrations set the story apart from the rest."
- suite101

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Leveled Reading

Lexile Level: 620L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): K
GLE (Grade Level): 2
Interest Level: K-3
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 18