Night Sky Dragons

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Night Sky Dragons
Written by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763661449
ISBN-13: 9780763661441
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Night Sky Dragons

author: Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham
illustrator: Patrick Benson

Yazul loves making kites with his grandfather, but all he truly desires is the approval of his father. Yazul’s father, lord of a han along the Silk Road, is a man made stern by loneliness, and Yazul’s love of kite-making only seems to elicit disappointment. “Travel and trade are what matters,” his father says. But when the han is attacked by bandits, Yazul has an idea. With the help of his grandfather, he might just be able to use his kite-making skills to scare the bandits away and save the han. Will Yazul’s courage and cleverness make his father proud?

A rousing narrative by Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet and his wife, Elspeth Graham, with atmospheric illustrations by acclaimed artist Patrick Benson.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$15.99 / $18.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763661449 /  9780763661441
on sale date:
10/2014
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
64 / 7 7/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Family; Historical; Law & Crime;
author’s comments:
Husband and wife team Mal Peet (1947–2015) and Elspeth Graham wrote four books together: Cloud Tea Monkeys, Mysterious Traveler, Night Sky Dragons, and The Treasure of Pirate Frank. Mal Peet also authored several YA novels, including the Carnegie Medal–winning novel Tamar, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Life: An Exploded Diagram and three Paul Faustino novels: Keeper, The Penalty, and Exposure.
illustrator’s comments:
Patrick Benson has won many awards for his illustrations, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Award, and the Kurt Maschler Award. He has worked with such luminaries as Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban, and his picture book with Martin Waddell, Owl Babies, is a classic with more than 12 million copies in print.
 
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