Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.475151
In ancient China during the Han Dynasty, a young slave girl toils away for a lazy and cruel master. Unloved and orphaned, the girl does not even know her name until in a remarkable moment of courage, she helps save an ageing dragon and her life is changed forever. Now, she must travel across China protecting a mysterious stone that is vital to the dragon. As they journey over mountains and face an evil dragon hunter, the young girl and the old dragon form an unlikely and powerful bond.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on April 2, 2005 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 0786855819
ISBN-13: 9780786855810
5 Book Reviews
  • shiv_am
    shiv_amWednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:10 am44 starsFeatured
    This book is a great book. The book is based in Ancient China during the Han Dynasty period. Its based on a slave girl who believes that she doesn't belong to this world but she was wrong, she had a boss who owned a golden Dojo. But this story all begins when the slave girl saves a dragon from getting killed. The dragons name was Danzi. From there the girl who doesn't have a name leaves her master and goes on a journey with the Dragon Danzi across China. During the journey the dragon starts learning more about the life about the girl and gives her the name "Ping" while they are on their journey they bring with them a mysteries purple stone that had to be protected. This was a brief about the story and I recommend reader to read it. The book is funny and would high recommend it for ages 10-14 years.
    • annalu
      annaluMonday, March 14, 2016 at 11:25 am55 stars
      This book was a fantastic read, the setting is wonderfully engaging and the characters are all amazing
      • garfield817
        garfield817Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 4:06 am55 stars
        Fascinating story of an adventurous, brave and courageous female dragon keeper with her companions, Hua and a dragon. They fight to regain peace with humans and dragons.
        • heavenly123
          heavenly123Monday, March 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm
          I read this book twice, it is a really good book about a girl named ping and her friendship with a dragon. Together they must help protect a "Rock" and have an extraordinary adventure!
          • victoriav
            victoriavMonday, March 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm
            Well I decided to read this book because my sister has read before and she said it is a very good book. So I read it and so far it is really good. I also thought of reading it is because the title sounds very interesting and the cover looks really good. I think if you don't have a book to read I think you should read this book.