Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

Virginia Loh-Hagan and Timothy Banks
December 15, 2019

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Author Virginia Loh-Hagan gives this retelling of the Nian legend an original twist, while explaining the origins of Chinese New Year traditions.


We meet Mei, who hates springtime because it’s only in the spring when Nian, a fierce dragon, is able to leave his mountain prison under the sea to terrorize the local village. But this year, a magical warrior visits Mei in her dreams the night before the first day of spring. Mei learns that it is her destiny to face and defeat Nian within 15 days or the dragon will be free forever.


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Grace Byers (Author) and Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
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