Dragon Moon

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In the time of the Han Dynasty in ancient China, a young orphan prepares for a difficult journey. Ping has grown to become a skilled Dragon Keeper, but her greatest challenge is yet to come. After rescuing the baby dragon, Kai, from the evil Emperor, she brings him to a safe haven near the border of the Empire. Now, as Kai grows into a restless young dragon, Ping faces a tough decision. She must find a way to take Kai to the ancient haven of the dragons. Following cryptic clues left by the wise dragon, Danzi, ...
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In the time of the Han Dynasty in ancient China, a young orphan prepares for a difficult journey. Ping has grown to become a skilled Dragon Keeper, but her greatest challenge is yet to come. After rescuing the baby dragon, Kai, from the evil Emperor, she brings him to a safe haven near the border of the Empire. Now, as Kai grows into a restless young dragon, Ping faces a tough decision. She must find a way to take Kai to the ancient haven of the dragons. Following cryptic clues left by the wise dragon, Danzi, Ping and Kai set off on a long and dangerous journey filled with old friends and new enemies. But the biggest surprise awaits them at the end of their travels, when Ping quickly learns that the hardest part of being a Dragon Keeper may be realizing when it's time to let go.

With this story of tender friendships and heroic adventure, Carole Wilkinson brings her epic trilogy about dragons in ancient China to a thrilling and satisfying end.

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VOYA
The final installment of Wilkinson's Dragon Keeper series shows young Ping, now a semi-seasoned dragon keeper, facing her final challenge. Although happy in the court at Beibai, Ping begins to feel that she must leave. Kai, no longer an infant but a restless adolescent dragon, needs a home safe from human interference. Following the cryptic instructions left by Danzi, her first dragon, as well as the prognostications of the Yi Jing (I Ching), she sets out on yet another treacherous traversing of ancient China. Plotting and action have always been Wilkinson's strong suit, and again Ping's journey feels reminiscent of the Perils of Pauline. It must be said, as well, that although she has been through more trials and tribulations than any one person deserves, she does not seem to get a whole lot smarter. Be that as it may, it is a satisfying conclusion that leaves the major characters set for full and happy lives. A wonderfully realized setting and a soupton of romance add to the tale. Those who have read the first two books will demand the finale, and others new to the series will find enough recapping to understand the plot line and want to read the first two volumes. Reviewer: Ann Welton
Children's Literature - Amie Rose Rotruck
At last, the sequel to Carole Wilkinson's fantastic trilogy that began with Dragon Keeper. Ping has grown as a girl while her charge, Kai, has grown as a dragon. Kai is starting to grow restless and Ping knows she must find dragons to help care for him. Ping and Kai begin a long and dangerous journey to find the ancient home of the dragons. On their way, they find some old and new friends, but also some enemies and dangers. Ping manages to protect Kai, just as she always has, until they reach the dragon haven. There, both Ping and Kai learn the final lesson of childhood: how to grow up. The final chapter in the "Dragon Keeper" series does not disappoint, other than the reader's knowing it is the final chapter. While it follows the grand quest tradition, there are enough surprises to keep even the most widely read fantasy buff on his or her toes. Wilkinson continues to create a wonderfully detailed and magical world as well as characters, blending Chinese mythology and history with pure magic. Reviewer: Amie Rose Rotruck
School Library Journal

Gr 5-9- In this final book in the trilogy, Ping has grown into a responsible Dragon Keeper for Kai. Danzi, Kai's father and Ping's first dragon, has left instructions for the girl to take Kai to the Dragon Haven where he can grow up safe from human influence. Following an ancient and faded map, the two set out to discover if Kai, now an adolescent, is the last of the dragons. During the journey, many of Ping's old friends are rediscovered. The story, set during the Han dynasty, offers an unusual combination of fantasy and ancient Chinese culture in which the dragons have extraordinary lives that not only affect Ping, but all of China as well.-June H. Keuhn, Corning East High School, NY

Kirkus Reviews
Young Ping at last finds a haven for her beloved dragon hatchling Kai in this contrived but adequate conclusion to a trilogy that began with Dragon Keeper (2005). Guided by a cryptic map and a prophecy that the author, for some reason, reveals only in parts and after the events it describes have happened, Ping and Kai set out over vast stretches of drought-stricken land and into high ranges of mountains in hopes of reaching a place where other dragons still dwell, safe from rapacious hunters. Rehearsing previous episodes and running into previously met characters as they go, the two endure harrowing dangers and hardships-and Ping has to make a wrenching sacrifice-before their quest comes to an end. For all the tale's uneven pacing and quality, Ping's loyalty, intelligence and tenacity make her an admirable character, and dracophiles will enjoy watching the puppylike Kai at least begin (dragons are very long-lived) to come into his own. (glossary, Pinyin pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423111436
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 5/6/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Carole Wilkinson is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including Dragon Keeper and Garden of the Purple Dragon. Originally from Derby, England, Carole now lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and daughter. You can learn more at www.carolewilkinson.com.au.

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    When I first red the first book of Carole's series, Dragon Keeper, I was hooked. The plot, the story, and the twists. It was all written magnificently. Whenever I expected something to happen, it came out in a twisted way beyond my expectations and making me want to know 'What's going to happen next? What's going to happen next??'. After I finished Dragon Keeper, I immediately bought the next book of the series, The Garden of the Purple Dragon; which was such a well written continuation of the story. I knew that there had been another book which would end the series but it wasn't out yet; so I had to wait. During the waiting period, I let my younger sister read the first two books, and she too, thought it was very intriguing, begging me to buy the next book. My friend had given me $100 gift card to Barnes and Nobles and I finally purchased the book. When it arrived, my sister immediately took the book and began reading. Within the same day it arrived, she finished it and said to me, 'I wouldn't have the series end in any other way.' I read it also and I agreed with her. Carole Wilkinson, writer of this series, is truly an outstanding writer and thanks to her, my sister and I enjoyed the series very much and loved the book, Dragon Moon.

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