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

The Year of the Dragon: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac By Oliver Chin, Jennifer Wood (Artist) Cover Image
By Oliver Chin, Jennifer Wood (Artist)
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The Year of the Dragon is the most lucky and popular... for good reason Dominic is an adventurous dragon whose journey celebrates the new year.

2024 is the Year of the Dragon This revised edition is bilingual in simplified Chinese. Dominic's 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 village's annual river race. But when other people and Dom's parents disapprove, what will Dom do? Discover Dom's ingenious solution in this enthusiastic tale

When others tell him what to do, can Dominic eventually spread his own wings? Illustrating expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Jennifer Wood creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is a popular annual children's book series showcasing the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.

Dominic's exciting journey to discover his true nature will delight children and adults alike. Kids love identifying with how each animal embarks on a unique quest to discover his or her own character: Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, dragon lovers.

Teachers appreciate how Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is the only English series on each of the animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. Librarians like how it one of the longest-running children's book series featuring Asian American themes. Now readers everywhere can enjoy these entertaining and original tales.

"The Year of the Dragon is a welcome addition to this imaginative menagerie of endearing characters, whose stories embody the chief characteristics of each animal of the Chinese Zodiac in turn."
- Mirrors, Windows, Doors

About the Author

Oliver Chin has written the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, The Adventures of WonderBaby, and other books. Called "an expert in Pacific Rim pop culture" by the San Jose Mercury News, he and his family lives in San Francisco, CA. Jennifer Wood illustrated children's books The Year of the Dragon, Snake, and Horse. She is a character and prop designer for many animated TV series for studios such as Warner Bros. (Animaniacs), Nickelodeon (Pig Goat Banana Cricket), Netflix (Oddballs) and Cartoon Network (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack). Her illustrations have earned recognition from the Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Los Angeles, CA. Visit
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597021647
ISBN-10: 1597021644
Publisher: Immedium Inc.
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Pages: 36
Language: English
Series: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac