Children ages eight to eleven will love this history of the dragons that mean so much to the Chinese culture. We may be afraid of dragons from the literature of our country, which has vilified dragons as monsters. To the Chinese, dragons symbolize luck, friendship, protection and loyalty. The dragon became the symbol of imperial power and was guarded as the ultimate sign of power and prestige.
The book explores the influence of dragons on Chinese life throughout the centuries. They are used to mark time and the dragon is major in the Chinese version of the zodiac. This is the year of the dragon and this book is the ultimate in information about the wonders of the Chinese dragons using great illustrations.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our December, 2000 issue.
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