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The Dragonkeeper series has been
extraordinarily successful both in Australia
Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping and Kai have
travelled far, but their journey is not yet over.
Danger stalks them. Ping must find Kai a safe
home. But how? When a hidden message from
Danzi makes the way clear, Ping knows that
once again the journey of a thousand li begins
with a single step.
About the Author
Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning author of books for children. She has a longstanding fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Carole is a meticulous researcher who finds it difficult to stop researching and begin writing. She once searched for weeks to find out whether there were daffodils in Han Dynasty China. Carole is married, has a daughter, and lives in inner-city Melbourne.
An enchanting conclusion to the Dragonkeeper series... ageless appeal. * Judge's Report, Children's Book Council of Australia * Carole Wilkinson's trilogy is elevated to the rank of epic with its conclusion Dragon Moon... The simplicity of Wilkinson's prose veils sophisticated layers of meaning that linger long after the plot is worked through and the book is set (reluctantly) down... a mystical, action-packed, evocative and engaging story that transcends the narrow limits and readership of the fantasy genre leaving the reader enriched, elevated and enchanted * Bookseller+Publisher * ...witty dialogue, admirable heroine, and tense action, this is good, old-fashioned storytelling. * Magpies *
ISBN: 9781742032474 ISBN-10: 1742032478 Series: Dragonkeeper Audience:
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old For Grades: 4 - 6 Format:
Number Of Pages: 352 Published: 1st May 2012 Publisher: Walker Books Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.35
About the Author
I didn’t start writing until I was quite old — nearly 40. Before that, I worked as a laboratory assistant. My jobs involved working with a lot of blood and brains. You might think this sounds a bit gory, but I quite enjoyed working in a laboratory. The trouble was I always had this niggling feeling that it wasn’t what I was meant to be doing.
One day I realised what I’ve always wanted to be—a writer! I don’t know why it took me so long to work that out. When I was at school in the 1960s (a very long time ago) it didn’t sound like the sort of thing a girl from Port Adelaide could ever do, so I suppose I didn’t think of it back then. Once I’d decided to try and become a writer, I went to university. I wrote lots of things at university including my first novel. I didn’t think it was very good. I showed it to a friend who worked in publishing. I don’t think she thought it was very good either, but she must have seen some potential because she asked me if I could write a teenage novel. ‘Yes,’ I said, when actually I was thinking ‘Are you serious? Of course I can’t!’
I’d never thought about writing for young people. I tried to think of a story. My daughter was at high school, and something she was doing at the time gave me an idea. My friend liked my idea. So I went ahead and wrote the whole novel. That was my first published book. It was published in 1996 and was called Stagefright.
I sometimes wish I’d started writing when I was younger, but then I think things have worked out okay. I find that I have lots of ideas and so far I’ve never had ‘writers’ block’ (touch wood). I might have got a late start, but I’ve been trying to make up for lost time. I’ve written 30-odd books, some short stories, a telemovie and some TV and planetarium scripts.