What’s it all about?
Dragon Mountain by Katie and Kevin Tsang is a thrilling tale of magic, dragons and newfound friendship. It is in all our 8-11 book boxes during the month of June.
Billy Chan is 12, and from California and has been forced to go to summer camp in the isolated mountains of China. All to learn more about his Chinese heritage and improve his Mandarin.
His unwillingness to be there quickly fades once he meets the others at the camp, in particular the three children he’s put into a group with – and they become friends. Especially when they’re thrown into an adventure they never expected…
After coming face to face with a tiger, an earthquake opens up the mountains in front of them, where they discover actual, living dragons.
As thing gets more dangerous their friendship and trust in one another is put to the test.
A must read…
The four children each have their strengths and weaknesses which force them to work together. It’s fun to see how the group dynamic changes. A fast paced story that focuses on the action, this book will keep any reader gripped to the end.
There is a hint of dragon mythology in the story, with the mix of western and eastern dragon characters. Potentially tempting for any reluctant readers who have never considered the fantasy genre.
All the dragons have their own interesting personalities and quirks. This leads to a fun group dynamic and some really funny moments.
The story has definitely left a lot of space for character growth and depth which will hopefully come in the rest of the series.
Full of twists and turns, and a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more, this book is a page turner and an absolute joy to read. I recommend this to any lover of fantasy and dragons, or anybody just looking for a great adventure story.