From Owl Babies illustrator, Patrick Benson, and from the creators of the Kate Greenaway shortlisted Cloud Tea Monkeys, comes a captivating story set in medieval Mongolia - a story of family, danger, banditry and kite-flying.
Set at a caravanserai along the Silk Road, Night Sky Dragons is the tale of Yazul, a young boy who spends most of his time with his grandfather in his workshop, making kites.
More than anything, Yazul wants the approval of his father, the lord of the han, but his love of kite-making only ever seems to cause disappointment: "Travel and trade are what matters," his father says.
One day, the han becomes surrounded by a group of bandits.
Everyone becomes trapped within the walls of the han and with the bandits waiting them out, food becomes scarce and spirits rapidly fall.
However, Yazul has an idea...With the help of his grandfather he might just be able to scare the bandits away and save the han!
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 64 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/07/2014
- Category: Picture storybooks
- ISBN: 9781406309850