Night Sky Dragons

By Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham

Illustrated by Patrick Benson

Let the creators of Cloud Tea Monkeys take you back to medieval Mongolia in this captivating story gem about family, danger, banditry and kite-flying.

From Owl Babies illustrator, Patrick Benson, and from the creators of the Kate Greenaway shortlisted Cloud Tea Monkeys, comes a captivating story set in medieval Mongolia – a story of family, danger, banditry and kite-flying. Set at a caravanserai along the Silk Road, Night Sky Dragons is the tale of Yazul, a young boy who spends most of his time with his grandfather in his workshop, making kites. More than anything, Yazul wants the approval of his father, the lord of the han, but his love of kite-making only ever seems to cause disappointment: "Travel and trade are what matters," his father says. One day, the han becomes surrounded by a group of bandits. Everyone becomes trapped within the walls of the han and with the bandits waiting them out, food becomes scarce and spirits rapidly fall. However, Yazul has an idea... With the help of his grandfather he might just be able to scare the bandits away and save the han!

Categories: Illustrated Classics

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406309850
  • Published: 07 Aug 2014
  • Price: £12.99
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  • Size: 230 x 190 mm
  • Pages: 64

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'A visual pleasure . . . a story to be shared.' Books for Keeps

'A satisfying read' The School Librarian

'The exotic tale of Yazul’s cleverness is beautifully told, in a sumptuous volume illustrated with a precise sense of place by Patrick Benson' Sunday Times

'Wonderful' Carousel

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