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Children's Fiction Mythical

The Dragon's Egg

by (author) Allison Baird

illustrated by Frances Tyrrell & Daniel Potvin

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jul 2013
Mythical, Bullying
Recommended Age
9 to 11
Recommended Grade
4 to 6
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jul 2013
    List Price

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This perennial favourite is now available with a beautifully redesigned cover!

On Ai Lien's birthday, her father gives her a stone from China. "It feels special," he tells her with a twinkle in his eye. "Perhaps it is a dragon's egg!"

The stone is pretty, and Ai Lien places it on her dresser. She can hardly believe what happens next. In the middle of the night, the stone cracks and opens . . . and a baby dragon is born. He's not just any dragon, either. He's the son of the Dragon King of the Yangtze River - and he's magic.

Soon, what's seemed like the worst year of Ai Lien's life becomes a time of adventure and wonder!

About the authors

Allison Baird's profile page

Frances Tyrrell lives and works in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Her other books include Woodland Nutcracker (Key Porter) and Woodland Christmas (Scholastic Canada). She has been short-listed twice for the Governor General's Award for children's illustration.

Frances Tyrrell's profile page

Daniel Potvin's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Dragon's Egg:

Regional Winner, OLA Silver Birch Award, 1996

"[A] book that is fun to read, largely due to the fascinating details about Chinese dragons . . . It is also a lively account of happenings in Toronto's Chinatown, and the China-related festivals and traditions one can experience there." -CM Magazine

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