Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping and Kai have travelled far, but their journey is not yet over. Danger stalks them. Ping must find Kai a safe home. But how? When a hidden message from Danzi makes the way clear, Ping knows that once again the journey of a thousand li begins with a single step.
Dragon Moon is the third novel in the internationally bestselling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series from Australian author Carole Wilkinson. This gripping junior fiction fantasy is the perfect read for secondary school age children. Continue the story with the other books in the series: Dragonkeeper (Book 1), Garden of the Purple Dragon (Book 2) and Blood Brothers (Book 4). Carole can be found online at: www.carolewilkinson.com.au
Winner, Younger Readers Category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2008
Short-listed, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2008
Short-listed, Children’s Longer Fiction, Aurealis Awards, 2007
Short-listed, Book of the Year for Older Children, Australian Book Industry Awards, 2008
Winner, Fiction for Years 7-9, Canberra’s Own Outstanding List (COOL) Award, 2008
Winner, Fiction for Years 7-9, Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Award, 2008
“Simultaneously heart-wrenching and heart-warming. Beautifully crafted with stunning imagery, this has ageless appeal” — Children’s Book Council of Australia
“I was riveted by the magical adventures, beautifully told, of a nameless Chinese slave girl.” — Katharine England, Australian Book Review
“... entrancing, beautifully written story ... a wonderfully satisfying and unexpected climax.” — Adelaide Advertiser
“An enchanting blend of fantasy and history.” — The Age
“A journey ... is the essence of this outstanding novel ...It is a story that informs as it delights and leaves the reader with a yearning to know more.” — The Children’s Book Council of Australia, Judges’ Report
“... an ambitious novel, marrying ancient Chinese history and culture with magic and fantasy ... the sights, smells and tastes of this fantastic ancient China are fully realised.” — Australian Bookseller and Publisher
“... a superb novel ...” — Canberra Times
“Enchanting and fascinating ... something worth celebrating.” — Kate Fewster, Viewpoint
“... proof that the fantasy genre is still working its magic.” — Jodie Minus, The Weekend Australian
“Wilkinson writes with elegant simplicity and her tale acquires the force of fable. Its appeal is broad: complex enough for adults yet accessible to younger readers.” — The Saturday Age
Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning and much loved author of books for children. She has a long-standing fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Though Carole has written over 30 books, she did not write her first book until she was nearly 40. Before that she had worked as a laboratory assistant and as a film and television writer and editor.
Carole Wilkinson’s trilogy is elevated to the rank of epic with its conclusion Dragon Moon… The simplicity of Wilkinson’s prose veils sophisticated layers of meaning that linger long after the plot is worked through and the book is set (reluctantly) down… a mystical, action-packed, evocative and engaging story that transcends the narrow limits and readership of the fantasy genre leaving the reader enriched, elevated and enchanted
…witty dialogue, admirable heroine, and tense action, this is good, old-fashioned storytelling.