The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & The Beast Tale

Paperback | March 26, 1999

byLaurence Yep

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When a poor farmer falls into the clutches of a dragon, only Seven, his youngest daughter, will save him—by marrying the beast.
Publishers Weekly praised "Yep's elegant, carefully crafted storytelling" and Mak's "skillfully and radiantly rendered illustrations" in this captivating and luminous Chinese variation of the beauty and the beast tale.

A 1998 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
A 1997 Pick of the Lists (ABA)

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This brilliant picture book recounts a Chinese version of Beauty and the Beast. It is the story of a poor farmer with seven daughters. Seven – the youngest, cleverest and bravest daughter – promises to marry a fearsome dragon in exchange for her father’s life when it threatens to kill him. But appearances can be deceiving, as The Drag...

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When a poor farmer falls into the clutches of a dragon, only Seven, his youngest daughter, will save him—by marrying the beast. Publishers Weekly praised "Yep's elegant, carefully crafted storytelling" and Mak's "skillfully and radiantly rendered illustrations" in this captivating and luminous Chinese variation of the beauty and the b...

Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee; and The Dragon's C...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.08 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064435180

ISBN - 13:9780064435185

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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This brilliant picture book recounts a Chinese version of Beauty and the Beast. It is the story of a poor farmer with seven daughters. Seven – the youngest, cleverest and bravest daughter – promises to marry a fearsome dragon in exchange for her father’s life when it threatens to kill him. But appearances can be deceiving, as The Dragon Prince goes on to show.