- ISBN 9781423101710 / 1423101715
- Title Dragon Keeper
- Author Carole Wilkinson
- Category Adventure Stories (children's/ya)
Fantasy & Magical Realism (children's/ya)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2007
- Pages 368
- Publisher Disney Press
- Language English
- Dimensions 134mm x 23mm x 192mm
Nominated for the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards short list, this novel tells a story of the magical and majestic world of dragons, the power of believing in oneself, and the meaning of courage.
In the time of the Han Dynasty in ancient China, the last remaining dragon is in danger of being killed by the cruel Emperor. A nameless orphan with no past and an uncertain future becomes his unlikely ally. The young orphan soon discovers that it is her destiny to protect the aging dragon and his mysterious purple stone. Chased by an evil dragon hunter and a powerful sorcerer, their adventure is not easy. Each must learn to help and understand the other if they are to survive. To succeed in her task, the young orphan must reach deep within herself to find courage she never knew existed. No longer can she be the timid, shy orphan she once was. She is now the one, true Dragon Keeper.
Carole Wilkinson is the author of the Ramose series of children's books.