Author: Carole Wilkinson , Publisher: Black Dog Books
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Ancient China, Han Dynasty. A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon make an epic journey across China carrying a mysterious stone that must be protected.This is the story of a young slave girl who believes she is not worthy of a name but finds within herself the strength and courage to make this perilous journey — and do what must be done.This beautiful book by award-winning author Carole Wilkinson will enchant every reader.

  • In Dragonkeeper, Carole Wilkinson transports the reader to a richly evoked ancient China during the Han Dynasty... in an absorbing, textured, adventure story.— Australian Book Review
  • A wonderfully fashioned tale of a young slave girl and an ageing dragon. An enchanting blend of fantasy and history. — The Age
  • A story that informs as it delights and leaves the reader with a yearning to know more. — Judges’ report, Children’s Book Council of Australia Younger Readers Book of the year 2004

About the author

Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning author of books for children. She has a longstanding fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Carole is a meticulous researcher who finds it difficult to stop researching and begin writing. She once searched for weeks to find out whether there were daffodils in Han Dynasty China. Carole is married, has a daughter, and lives in inner-city Melbourne.

More Information
Year Level Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Date of Publication 2012
ISBN 9781742032450
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