Sons of the Dragon King
Sons of the Dragon King
by Ed Young
Atheneum, 2004
Ages 4-8

The Dragon King has sent his nine sons out to find their places in the world, but rumors abound — each son is apparently as aimless as the next! One son does nothing but stare into space, another spends his day frolicking in a stream, another plays with fire, and still another hollers and yells from noon till night. The king realizes it's time to visit each son to see if the rumors are true. What he finds surprises him, for each son has a very special gift that continues to serve and enrich China's culture to this very day.

Awards: New York Public Library, 100 Books for Reading and Sharing

Kids' Bookshelf review: "The exquisite pen and ink drawings bring this ancient tale to life."