Dragon Keeper

Dragon Keeper

by Carole Wilkinson

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Overview

In the time of the Han Dynasty in ancient China, the last remaining dragon is in danger of being killed by the cruel Emperor. A nameless orphan with no past and an uncertain future becomes his unlikely ally. The young orphan soon discovers that it is her destiny to protect the aging dragon and his mysterious purple stone. Chased by an evil dragon hunter and a powerful sorcerer, their adventure is not easy. Each must learn to help and understand the other if they are to survive. To succeed in her task, the young orphan must reach deep within herself to find courage she never knew existed. No longer can she be the timid, shy orphan she once was. She is now the one, true Dragon Keeper.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423101710
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Series: A Dragon Keeper Novel Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

Carole Wilkinson was born in Derby, England and moved to Australia when she was 12. She lives in Melbourne, with her husband and daughter. She is the award-winning author of over a dozen books.

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Dragon Keeper 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A young slave girl living in China with her evil master is supposed to feed the dragons. But one day she forgets and a dragon dies. The young girl sets out with the dragon to save his egg. During their journey to bring the egg to a safe hatching place, they are followed by dragon hunters and spies. This is a story about friendship and bravery. I highly recommend this book to all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dragon Keeper is about a girl named Ping, a draon named Danzi, and a rat named Hua. They are on a quest to get to the ocean. The three are also being chased by a dragon hunter and Imperial Guards. Throughout their journey throughout Ancient China they also must keep track of a dragon stone which is important to the dragon's legacy. While this book had a slow beginning the rest of the bbook kept you wanting more. This book is very exciting. I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure.
kejinglu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yes, you are about to enter the most exciting book ever. No, it is not my favorite, but do favor it. Yes, it contains a series,Young Ping was an all known Dragon Keeper, though she did not know. Out of all the signs, she was the right one.A dragon keeper is a keeper, who is left handed, can talk to dragons, and feel the dragon's emotions. They are supposed to keep the dragon's safe, but reight now, the emperor is keeping the dragon's for himslf, the race is slowly becoming extinct.To find out Ping's adventure, find out MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
devilish2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well written story of a girl discovering the world and her abilities. It is sprinkled with Taoist quotes, beautiful descriptions and many references to things Chinese (measurements, money, plants, geography, architecture). The story feels well placed in its time.
Spydey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a little girl (Ping) who discovers about the role of the dragon keeper and learns about the role of being a Dragon Keeper. I personally think its a good book to read if your interested in fantasy novals. I would recommand this book beacuse its has alot of action, adventure and humour.
nm.fall07tmckinney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this book was o.k. it was better the second time. there were some slow parts to it. and the ending could use more work. but i want to read the second book.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A nameless, ageless slave girl is forced by her cruel master to do his job - take care of the Imperial Dragons. But through his neglect, the dragon's have died, there are only two left. When another dragon dies, and the emperor comes to visit for the first time, the slave and the last dragon escape, and travel across China on an urgent journey to the ocean.Both the slave girl and the dragon are interesting characters, I enjoyed watching her grow into her own person, with the courage and independence to make hard decisions, and to control her own life.The dragon's secret is easy to guess - it is lovely to met an eastern dragon, complete with whiskers, and a curly, snaky body. He can be annoyingly condescending, and he can be single minded, and he also makes mistakes. Even with his wisdom and power, their partnership grows into one of equals. I'd sell this by describing the night the dragon dies, and the corrupt, lazy, and evil dragon keeper cooks her and turns her into pickle!I'll gladly read the rest of this trilogy.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Had gotten this at a book sale. The cover caught my eye as the title. And as I love dragons, this sounded like a good read. A girl helps saves a dragon, escapes from a bad life and goes on an adventure that includes a friend in the form of a rat. Along the way she meets those she thought were friends, good and bad. All while, protecting a dragon stone, with a purpose she isn't sure of and must get to the ocean as soon as possible. A really good read. Didn't know there was more in the series. Might read the other books. Though its been a while since I last read this one.
LivingPeacefully More than 1 year ago
In Ancient China, a young slave girl suffers the abuse of her cruel master, making do with what she can scavange, her life looks rather bleak until the last remaining Imperial dragon makes an escape, taking her with him. Finding herself on a journey she never imagined and finally with a name to call her own, Ping agrees to help Danzi reach Ocean with his precious dragon stone. Faced with foes and falsely feared as a sorceress, Ping must use her creativity and cunningness to save them from enemies. Along the way, she not only learns from the ancient dragon, but finds herself and her own power as she learns that she is truly the last Dragon Keeper. Carole Wilkinson's Dragon Keeper is a hit with the young dragon loving audiences, but more importantly it showcases a strong female lead, something often not seen in popular children's books and rarely in such a traditional male role, as the book discusses. I enjoyed reading the book with my children almost as much as they enjoyed listening. Many discussions ensued regarding Ancient China, Chinese culture, and the role of girls.
Liam-Doc More than 1 year ago
This story is based in ancient China, during the Han Dynasty. A slave girl named Ping saves the life of an aging dragon and escapes her master that she abhors. chased by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon make an epic journey across China carrying a mysterious stone that must be protected. This is the story of a young slave girl who believes she is not worthy of a name but finds internally the strength and courage to make this journey. This outstanding book was written by award-winning author Carole Wilkinson. All the detail that is used in this book paints vivid pictures in your head of the scenery and characters. The Dragon Keeper has won these awards: 2004 Children¿s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year, 2004 Queensland Premier¿s Literary Award, 2003 Aurealis Award, and Shortlisted 2004 NSW Premier¿s Literary Award. The Dragon Keeper has two sequels, Garden of the Purple Dragon and Dragon Moon, which I will be reading in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is a must read one of a kind adventure. It is about a girl Named Ping Her Dragon,Danzi And her mouse Hua They Want to Get To the ocean For its magical Powers
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