Bedtime Stories is a new column that will highlight Children’s Books with a diverse, global perspective.
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. Soon 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?
Dragon Dancer, written by Joyce Chng and illustrated by Jérémy Pailler, was originally published in the UK by Lantana Publishing, but just became available in the US in January and we are the richer for it. [Read more…]