Author: Park, Linda Sue
Gondra, a little dragon, celebrates her uniqueness while talking with her parents about differences between her father's homeland in the East, and her mother's in the West.
|Illustrator:||Reinhardt, Jennifer Black|
Kirkus Reviews (02/01/19)
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Booklist - 03/01/2019 Gondra, a young dragon, has a mother who hails from the West and a father who comes from the East. She is proud to come from such diverse cultures. As she grows, she shows signs of having inherited both her mother's ability to breathe fire and her father's ability to breathe mist. The youngster narrates the tale and relays her parents' gentle teasing as they debate why one type of dragon is superior to the other. Gondra enjoys listening to their stories: her mother’s ancestors fought humans who wanted to steal their treasure hoards, while her father’s forebears had magic that could be used for good or evil. Full-color illustrations in ink, watercolor, and collage vary in size, from vignettes to single- and double-page spreads, and depict Gondra with the physical traits of both parents. An author’s note explains different cultural origins of the dragon myth, and why, for centuries, humans have been fascinated by them. This allegorical adventure will entice a whole new crop. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.