Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson

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In ancient China during the Han Dynasty, a young slave girl toils away for a lazy and cruel master. Unloved and orphaned, the girl does not even know her name until in a remarkable moment of courage, she helps save an ageing dragon and her life is changed forever. Now, she must travel across China protecting a mysterious stone that is vital to the dragon. As they journey over mountains and face an evil dragon hunter, the young girl and the old dragon form an unlikely and powerful bond.
 

About Carole Wilkinson

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Carole Wilkinson is the author of the Ramose series of children's books.
 
Published April 2, 2005 by Disney-Hyperion. 352 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Young Ping at last finds a haven for her beloved dragon hatchling Kai in this contrived but adequate conclusion to a trilogy that began with Dragon Keeper (2005).

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In this glacially paced sequel to Dragon Keeper (2005), Ping fusses, fumes, frets and eventually proves herself worthy of caring for the newly hatched dragon she’s been given.

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Fugitives from a remote Imperial Palace, Ping, furry Hua and frail Long Danzi, last of the Emperor’s captive dragons, set out for the ocean, carrying a “Dragon Stone” with which Danzi is strangely obsessed.

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The young dragon is a delight to the Emperor while also being a little menace to the staff, including the Dragon Attendant, who Kai refers to as “Saggypants.” Meanwhile, Ping hopes to gain more knowledge about her role as dragon keeper, but the Emperor seems more concerned with his meetings wit...

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KidsReads

She rescues the remaining imperial dragon and, along with Hua, is taken on a journey as the elderly dragon flies them away from the Palace.

Mar 27 2007 | Read Full Review of Dragon Keeper

CCB La Valla Library

This is a story of a young slave girl named Ping, who rescues a dragon, Danzi, from a wicked master and this begins her journey of trust, courage, power and love.

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