Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon

Written by Judy Young
Illustrated by Jordi Solano

Hu Wan book cover

Outside Beijing, China, in the year 1572, nine-year-old Hu-Wan tends the vegetable garden with his grandfather. Their specialty is growing gourds that are made into ladles and bowls and sold in the marketplace. Each year, one special gourd is made into a cricket cage. This year, it is Hu-Wan's turn to grow and carve the special gourd. He decides it should be carved into the shape of a sleeping dragon. When Hu- Wan learns that the emperor has died and his nine-year-old son is named Emperor of China, he makes a decision, hoping to offer the young emperor comfort and cheer.


Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, author of PoPo's Chinese New Year: "Sleeping dragons. Singing crickets. And, 'mistakes' that turn into masterpieces. Judy Young carves out a heartwarming tale set in ancient China that will inspire today's young readers to see the power and beauty of simple things and acts of kindness."

Published by Sleeping Bear Press, 2017
Releases December 15, 2017 Books purchased prior to this date will be shipped upon release.

Hard Cover 32 pages, ISBN 978-1-58536-977-5
US $16.99
(shipping $4.50)

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