No one else apart from Yin knew the dragon lived in the garden...

This is the story of Yin, an only child, who lives with her Grandmother and parents, and her very lovable and loyal Dragon. When Yin’s Grandmother has to leave the family home, Yin’s Dragon comes to the rescue.


Lau Siew Mei’s first novel, Playing Madam Mao, was short-listed for the Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the 2001 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. She was born in Singapore and lives in Brisbane with her two children.

Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard believes that children have much to impart to us adults who have lost our sense of wonder. She hopes to share with the reader the joy of the seemingly mundane. Lak-Khee lives in France with her husband and two children. Her other books include Monkey: The Classic Chinese Adventure Tale and Singapore Children’s Favourite Stories.


This is a story which reaches across cultures to show how friends, family and home are important to all of us.

The Reading Stack

This story is a reassuring read for children starting school; an affirmation of the sensitive child and a fine assimilation of Asian culture and story.


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