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The Littlest Dragon 10" x 12" 2012

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navigation the littlest dragon the grand wizar the old dragon sage warrior dragon littlest dragon in princess' hand Princess Leizu littlest with teapot legal dragons prince luan waterfalls and cascades
the grand wizar the old dragon sage warrior dragon littlest dragon in princess' hand Princess Leizu littlest with teapot legal dragons prince luan waterfalls and cascades
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THE LITTLEST DRAGON AND THE PRINCESS” is a story about goodness and greed that weaves Chinese dragon mythology with the discovery of silk.  It solves the mystery of why the legendary Empress Leizu dropped that first cocoon into her tea and discovered silk. 

The background story is about the social conflicts that all school age youngsters encounter, especially the difficulty that the young have when they are smaller and bullied.  One of the key characters in the story is a wise old sage whose words of wisdom offer enlightened approaches to life’s conflicts.

The story is presented as a middle grade reader with ten chapters; it is about 13,000 words in length.  Besides being an entertaining and enlightening read for youngsters, this story will appeal to many age groups because it conveys a timeless message that transcends age.

The blog, The Littlest Dragon and the Princess, describes and explains the origins of the different parts of the story, the process of its creation and introduces the major characters.