The Sons of the Dragon King by Ed Young
A Chinese Legend

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"Behavior not befitting the son of the Dragon King!"
The Dragon King has sent his nine sons out to find their places in the world, but rumors abound -- each son is apparently as aimless as the next! One son does nothing but stare into space, another spends his day frolicking in a stream, another plays with fire, and still another hollers and yells from noon till night. The king realizes it's time to visit each son to see if the rumors are true. What he finds surprises him, for each son has a very special gift that continues to serve and enrich China's culture to this very day.
Two-time Caldecott winner Ed Young brings us a legend of a very special parent recognizing the potential in his very special children, and in doing so, shows how a simple folktale shaped a visible part of Chinese culture.

About Ed Young

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Ed Young is the founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1990, the church has grown to over twenty thousand in weekend attendance. Ed also shares his creative communication style in his daily radio broadcast, Creative Connection. Ed is the author of Know Fear: Life's Six Most Common Phobias, High Definition Living, and Fatal Distractions. He is coauthor with Andy Stanley on a book for pastors and church leaders entitled Can We Do That? He and his wife, Lisa, have four children.
Published May 1, 2004 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Caldecott Medalist Young delivers some of his most exciting illustrations since Lon Po Po in this traditional Chinese tale about a Dragon King with nine sons.

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