Night Sky Dragons

Night Sky Dragons A rousing narrative by Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet and his wife Elspeth Graham with atmospheric illustrations by acclaimed artist Patrick Benson Yazul loves making kites with his grandfather but all

  • Title: Night Sky Dragons
  • Author: Mal Peet Elspeth Graham Patrick Benson
  • ISBN: 9780763661441
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A rousing narrative by Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet and his wife, Elspeth Graham, with atmospheric illustrations by acclaimed artist Patrick Benson.Yazul loves making kites with his grandfather, but all he truly desires is the approval of his father Yazul s father, lord of a han along the Silk Road, is a man made stern by loneliness, and Yazul s love of kite making only seeA rousing narrative by Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet and his wife, Elspeth Graham, with atmospheric illustrations by acclaimed artist Patrick Benson.Yazul loves making kites with his grandfather, but all he truly desires is the approval of his father Yazul s father, lord of a han along the Silk Road, is a man made stern by loneliness, and Yazul s love of kite making only seems to elicit disappointment Travel and trade are what matters, his father says But when the han is attacked by bandits, Yazul has an idea With the help of his grandfather, he might just be able to use his kite making skills to scare the bandits away and save the han Will Yazul s courage and cleverness make his father proud

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    1. My first thought after reading the first page was: BORING. But then I felt like I should read the whole book before I decided it was boring. So I read the whole book, but I still thought it was unbelievably dull. Reminded me of a book that you'd be forced to read in school. May have some use in a classroom setting, but it's definitely not a fun recreational read. No thanks on this one!

    2. We read this book to complement our Middle Ages history lesson about China. What impressed me most about this book is that the author created a wonderful story around the Silk Road and China's key inventions/contributions at the time: silk, ceramics and gunpowder.

    3. Yazul is a young Chinese boy that lives along the Silk Road, which carries merchants traveling to and from China and the Mediterranean Sea. He and his family live in a "han," a place of safety for travelers on the Silk Road. After his mother's death, Yazul seeks refuge in his grandfather's workshop. There, Yazul can escape his sorrows as his grandfather teaches him how to build and fly kites. However, Yazul's father disapproves of this "daydreaming" and wants him to focus on every day reality, w [...]

    4. Yazul loves spending time making kites with his maternal grandfather, but he often feels torn between that enjoyment and his father's displeasure over his hobby. When bandits attack and lay siege to the family's compound, the family is close to dying from thirst and hunger until Yazul crafts a daring plan to outwit them with kites and explosive devices. The pen and watercolor illustrations of this book are just as appealing as the story itself. I particularly liked how Yazul is not perfect and m [...]

    5. Night Sky Dragons by Mal Peet & Elspeth Graham, illustrated by Patrick BensonCandlewick Press, 2014Traditional LiteratureUnpagedRecommended for grades 2+Set in a han* on the Silk Road, young Yazul is at odds with his industrious father, who thinks Yazul should spend less time playing with his grandfather and more time being useful. But when bandits threaten the safety of the han, it is Yazul and his grandfather that save the han.Gorgeous illustrations!*a han was a place of safety on the Silk [...]

    6. The story may be attractive to the audience in U.S. or Western countries illustration doesn't seem to be authentic though. The dresses and hairdo are more close to Ching dynasty than Han. Silkroad is such important history yet Han dynasty is not emphaized enough within "China" history. The author should have been clear about Han dynasty instead of general historical approach as Han. Interesting story telling but inaccurate

    7. Yazul loves making kites with his grandfather, but his father, who dedicates his life to protecting han where they live along the ancient Silk Road, doesn't approve. It's only when the han is set up by bandits that Yazul is able to prove himself. An exciting and quickly-paced historical fiction story that is beautifully illustrated, and heartfelt.

    8. I loved this story. It was long enough to weave a heartfelt tale. The illustrations and descripitive language will make you feel like you in the han with Yazul. this would be great paired with Dragonwings by Yep.

    9. A great little piece about a small village on the Silk Road and a novel way to protect themselves from unscrupulous invaders. Appeal factors: Historical fiction. Ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking. Tentative father/son relationships. Overcoming odds.

    10. Charming tale about the bond between a grandson and grandfather and that following your dreams does not mean you can't be practical as well!

    11. This is the second book by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham and I really like what they are doing with this style of book.

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