The Boy from the Dragon Palace by Margaret Read MacDonald

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One day, a poor flower sellers drops his leftover flowers into the sea as a gift for the Dragon King. What does he get in return? A little snot-nosed boy—with the power to grant wishes! Soon the flower seller is rich, but when he forgets the meaning of "thank you," he loses everything once again. "You just can't help some humans," say the snot-nosed little boy and the Dragon King.


About Margaret Read MacDonald

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Margaret Read MacDonald loves folktales, and she travels the world telling wonderful stories and teaching others how to share them. Her most recent book, How Many Donkeys? An Arabic Counting Tale, won the Best Foreign Children's Book Award at the 2010 Sharjah International Book Fair. She lives in Seattle, Washington.Sachiko Yoshikawa moved to the United States from Japan in 1988 to study art. Much of her work has been inspired by living and traveling in the United States and abroad. She has lived in Tokyo, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and currently, in California. She has illustrated numerous books for young readers, including Beach Is to Fun and What is Science?
Published September 1, 2011 by Albert Whitman & Company. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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This Japanese variant of "The Fisherman and His Wife" features a poor flower seller and a snot-nosed boy.

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