The Pet Dragon

The Pet Dragon

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Meet Lin and her pet dragon!

When the dragon mysteriously disappears, Lin sets off on a journey to find her best friend . . . and readers set off on a journey of learning and discovery.

By ingeniously integrating written Chinese characters into the illustrations as the story progresses, Christoph Niemann has created a book that is engrossing, unique, and memorable. The Pet Dragon is a playful introduction to the fascinating world of Chinese language and culture . . . and a terrific story to share with children everywhere.

You are invited to join Lin for an adventure you will not soon forget!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 238 x 307 x 12mm | 500g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, color
  • 0061577766
  • 9780061577765
  • 29,651

About Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann is also the creator of the picture books Subway, The Pet Dragon, and The Police Cloud, as well as the blog Abstract City at He has illustrated covers for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and the New York Times Magazine. The artist lives with his family in Berlin, Germany, and New York City.
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Rating details

482 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 30% (146)
4 37% (180)
3 27% (129)
2 4% (21)
1 1% (6)

Our customer reviews

This book is really fun and helps kids (and adults) gain an understanding of Chinese characters. Some Chinese characters are pictographs, pictures of the actual object, and as this story progresses and Lin chases her pet dragon on an adventure, different chinese characters are shown in the pictures and the meaning of the word given in English. It doesn't tell you how to pronounce it in chinese, but it doesn't matter- its more about the meaning of the more
by Alison Wicks
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