Garden of the Purple Dragon by Carole Wilkinson

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In the time of the Han Dynasty in ancient China, a young orphan struggles with her new responsibility. Ping has survived her days as a slave at Huangling Palace, but new challenges await her in the desolate mountains of Tai Shan. The aged dragon Danzi is gone, and now it is up to Ping to take care of the baby dragon, Kai. She does her best, but food is scarce, and she must be constantly on the lookout for her enemies. Things seem to get better when fate leads her back to the Imperial Palace, to the Garden of the Purple Dragon. Yet even within these hallowed walls, Ping and Kai are not as safe as they believe. 

This story of adventure, action, friendship, and loyalty will have readers cheering for Ping and the young dragon as they embark on their journey of faith and courage.


About Carole Wilkinson

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Carole Wilkinson was born in Derby, England and moved to Australia when she was 12. Originally from England, Carole now lives in Melbourne, with her husband and daughter. She is the award-winning author of over a dozen books.
Published January 1, 2005 by black dog books. 355 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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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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 with ...

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Emma rates it 5 out of 5 -- i thought it was great i loved it and i still havent put it down after i was recommended by on of my friends to read it and this is the 10th time im reading it, i love it to bits, thanks Carole Wilkinson for writing this book its the best one i have read in a lon...

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