Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like, Right?

Everyone knows what a Dragon looks like...or do they? Could you be sure?

If you aren't familiar with this warm and wonderful story about a boy named Han, who works as a street-sweeper in the ancient Chinese city of Wu, as it is expecting an imminent invasion by the ‘wild horsemen of the North’...be sure to pick up a copy. You will be glad you did.

The city's leaders have prayed to the Great Cloud Dragon for deliverance. The following day, an old, fat balding man arrives at the city and is welcomed by Han. The Old Man tells Han that he is a dragon and he has come to save the city. Han believes him, and takes him to the city leaders, who have nothing but scorn for him. The fat old man simply reasserts that he is a dragon, and he will save the city if he is shown hospitality...and so the story continues...

If you liked this, try any of these following titles:

Liang and the Magic Paintbrush, Nightingale, Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend, Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun's Kung Fu, Five Chinese Brothers, Seven Blind Mice, Grandfather Tang's Story, Custard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight, The Emperor and the Kite

If you have read this...Share what you know...or discover more about the Ancient City of Wu, dragons, China, and more...

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