Friday, July 29, 2011

The Apprentice Dragons

The Apprentice Dragons by Alison Baird is now in print and available from! Last summer I had these dragons on the drawing board, large dragons and little scampering ones that wouldn't behave. I finally pinned them down the page, chapter heading by chapter heading, merry companions for this delightful junior novel.

The sequel to The Dragon's Egg , The Apprentice Dragons picks up the incidental adventure of the goldfish, the "apprentice dragons" as they were called by the boy dragon, Lung Wang. Lung Wang returned to his ancestral home but Ai Lien's goldfish stayed in their bowl on the little girl's dresser.
Or did they?

It really is a terrific adventure,
with enough tantalizing threads for the reader to know that the story is not necessarily over yet.