The Year of the Dragon (Tales from the Chinese Zodiac)

2012 is the Year of the Dragon! Dominics proud parents rule the sea and sky, advise the Emperor, and have high expectations for their son. Meanwhile Dom befriends the boy Bo and the other zodiac animals, who wish to paddle a boat in the villages annual river race. But when other people and Doms parents disapprove, what will Dom do? Discover Doms ingenious solution in this enthusiastic tale!

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About Dragon Mystic

I fell in love with dragons when I read Tea With the Black Dragon, and never looked back. Not the clunky winged Medieval dragons that ate cows, the graceful Asian dragons that could fly without wings. Later I discovered the elegant Welsh dragons, red and white, as described by R.J. Stewart in his books on the historical Merlin.
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2 Responses to The Year of the Dragon (Tales from the Chinese Zodiac)

  1. Dim Sum Girl "Long live Ha Gow" says:

    Have a Gung Hay Fat Choi/Chuc Mung Nam Moi with Dom the Dragon Yet another creative and inspiring story from the Tales of the Chinese Zodiac series to ring in the Lunar New Year–Dom the Dragon and his pals give new meaning to dragon boats! The Tales of the Chinese Zodiac series has become a Lunar New Year tradition in our house, and my children look forward to each new book every year. Of course, this year’s book was yet another favorite, and they still enjoy reading it even though the new year rang in months ago. They also enjoy “The Year of the Dragon” app (Mobad Games) on itunes. Three cheers for the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series!

  2. Kelly J Raudenbush says:

    Start a New CNY Tradition Start your own New Year tradition with this series by Oliver Chin. So far, in his Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, he’s written a story book for the Dog, Ox, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Tiger,…and dragon. All are charming little stories that capture the symbolic spirit of the zodiac animal featured. The Year of the Dragon: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac doesn’t disappoint. The only book I’ve found that involves the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival celebrated in June, you read about Dominic the dragon who along with his other zodiac animal friends and a little boy named Bo try to enter the big race. Failing miserably, Dom becomes the boat himself to lead them to a big win. The dragon’s symbolic nature of encompassing the nature of the other animals and being wise and powerful shines through the story. And, the silly little pictures will amuse the kids and you. AND, just released, you can get the iPad app for it for only $3.99. Complete with Chinese style music, you can read it alone or have it read to you, and tapping on characters on each page make them do fun stuff (e.g., dragons puff smoke and people move and make sounds). There are even hidden Chinese coins you can find behind parts of the illustration as you tilt your iPad that explode into lots of coins when you find them. Oodles of fun for iPad junkies. Buy it so that they are motivated to make apps for the rest in the series.Wanna read more reviews of some of my CNY favorites? Check out the January 25th, 2012 blog post on www(dot)myoverthinking(dot)com

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