The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters

Hardcover | August 26, 2008

byChristoph NiemannIllustratorChristoph Niemann

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Meet Lin and her pet dragon!

When the dragon mysteriously disappears, Lin sets off on a journey to find her best friend . . . and readers set off on a journey of learning and discovery.

By ingeniously integrating written Chinese characters into the illustrations as the story progresses, Christoph Niemann has created a book that is engrossing, unique, and memorable. The Pet Dragon is a playful introduction to the fascinating world of Chinese language and culture . . . and a terrific story to share with children everywhere.

You are invited to join Lin for an adventure you will not soon forget!

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Meet Lin and her pet dragon! When the dragon mysteriously disappears, Lin sets off on a journey to find her best friend . . . and readers set off on a journey of learning and discovery. By ingeniously integrating written Chinese characters into the illustrations as the story progresses, Christoph Niemann has created a book that is engr...

Christoph Niemann is also the creator of the picture books Subway, The Pet Dragon, and The Police Cloud, as well as the blog Abstract City at www.newyorktimes.com. He has illustrated covers for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and the New York Times Magazine. The artist lives with his family in Berlin, Germany, and New York City.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.75 × 9 × 0.4 inPublished:August 26, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061577766

ISBN - 13:9780061577765

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

Customer Reviews of The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great learning book and a fun read for the kids! The kids love this book (and us parents too!). I wish there were a lot more of them!! 5 stars for a great children's book with the Chinese characters put together in a clever and entertaining story.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and simple This book is cute and simple. Not looking at the age it's recommended for I did buy it for my 8 year old son who is just getting very interested in the Chinese language. The way the author incorporates the letter into the drawings help you to remember the Chinese writing. My son will recognize Chinese words on the shows he watches now. I would love to see a series of this.
Date published: 2013-07-30