This perennial favourite is now available with a beautifully redesigned cover!
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!
ALISON BAIRD has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, and had her first poems published when she was only 12. She is the author of the Willowmere Chronicles and Dragon Throne series, as well as the acclaimed novels The Hidden World, The Wolves of Woden, and White as the Waves, which was shortlisted for the IODE Violet Downey Award. Alison lives in Oakville, Ontario. Her website is www.alisonbaird.net.
FRANCES TYRRELL likes to paint magic into the everyday world. She illustrated The Huron Carol by Jean de Brebeuf, which was nominated for a Governor General's Award, and wrote and illustrated Woodland Christmas: Twelve Days of Christmas in the North Woods. Frances lives in Oakville, Ontario. Her website is www.francestyrrell.com.
Praise for The Dragon's Egg:
Regional Winner, OLA Silver Birch Award, 1996
"[A] book that is fun to read, largely due to the fascinating details about Chinese dragons . . . It is also a lively account of happenings in Toronto's Chinatown, and the China-related festivals and traditions one can experience there." -CM Magazine