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Night Sky Dragons

Written by Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham

Illustrated by Patrick Benson

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Night Sky Dragons Synopsis

Let the creators of Cloud Tea Monkeys take you back to medieval Mongolia in this captivating story gem about family, danger, banditry and kite-flying. From Owl Babies illustrator, Patrick Benson, and from the creators of the Kate Greenaway shortlisted Cloud Tea Monkeys, comes a captivating story set in medieval Mongolia - a story of family, danger, banditry and kite-flying. Set at a caravanserai along the Silk Road, Night Sky Dragons is the tale of Yazul, a young boy who spends most of his time with his grandfather in his workshop, making kites. More than anything, Yazul wants the approval of his father, the lord of the han, but his love of kite-making only ever seems to cause disappointment: Travel and trade are what matters, his father says. One day, the han becomes surrounded by a group of bandits. Everyone becomes trapped within the walls of the han and with the bandits waiting them out, food becomes scarce and spirits rapidly fall. However, Yazul has an idea... With the help of his grandfather he might just be able to scare the bandits away and save the han!

Night Sky Dragons Press Reviews

A visual pleasure . . . a story to be shared. * Books for Keeps * A satisfying read * The School Librarian * The exotic tale of Yazul's cleverness is beautifully told, in a sumptuous volume illustrated with a precise sense of place by Patrick Benson * Sunday Times * Wonderful * Carousel *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406309850
Publication date: 1st July 2014
Author: Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
Illustrator: Patrick Benson
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham

Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham live in Exmouth, Devon, in a house not too far from the sea. Elspeth writes in a room on the ground floor while Mal writes in the attic. Sometimes they meet in the middle to write books like this one. It is Elspeth who finds the seeds the stories grow from. Mal is the author of teenage novels Keeper, Exposure and Carnegie Medal-winning Tamar. Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. He has worked with both Roald Dahl and Russell ...

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