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Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

2020 EUREKA Excellence in Nonfiction Awards - Gold Winner
2020 Feather Quill Reviewer's Choice Award

Mei hates springtime. Why? Because it's only in the spring that Nian, a fierce dragon, is able to leave his mountain prison under the sea to terrorize the local village. When the villagers hear the rumblings of Nian's hungry stomach, they know that winter has ended and spring is coming. But this year on the night before the first day of spring, a magical warrior visits Mei in her dreams. He tells Mei that it is her destiny to face and defeat Nian. But she must do it within 15 days or the dragon will be free forever. Author Virginia Loh-Hagan (PoPo's Lucky Chinese New Year) gives this retelling of the Nian legend an original twist, while explaining the origins of Chinese New Year traditions.

Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 11 x 9


Available Formats Hardcover (9781585364138), PDF (9781534146242), Hosted ebook (9781534146587)
Publication Date 12/15/2019
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Language English
Copyright 2020
Dewey 398.2 E
Lexile 570L