Subtitle: City of Dragons #1
By: Jaimal Yogis
Illustrated by: Vivian Truong
Genre: YF - Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Published by: Scholastic Inc
Published: 1 Jul 2022
ISBN: 9781338660425


When Grace moves to Hong Kong with her mum and new stepdad, her biggest concern is making friends at her fancy new boarding school. But when a mysterious old woman gifts her a dragon egg during a field trip, Grace discovers that the wonderful stories of dragons she heard when she was a young girl might actually be real—especially when the egg hatches overnight.

The dragon has immense powers that Grace has yet to understand. And that puts them both in danger from mysterious forces intent on abusing the dragon's power. And now it's up to Grace and her school friends to uncover the sinister plot threatening the entire city!

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Containing many of the best features of graphic novels - with action, great illustrations, ancient mythology and good versus evil, this is a terrific book.

Based around the story of a quiet, bullied girl named Grace, whose father died of cancer. Fast forward three years and her new, highly driven step-father has taken them to Hong Kong for his job in a biomedical company.

Grace makes some wonderful friends at the International School, and when a dragon’s egg is given to Grace her life instantly changes.

This turns into a fun-filled fantasy adventure, where the bad guys are seeking her dragon, evil scientists abound, and our well intentioned teen heroes must band together with their dragon friends to maintain world balance.

An easy and appealing graphic novel that is suited to upper primary and lower secondary readers.

Reviewed by Rob