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Groundwood Books

Chin Chiang and the Dragon's Dance

Written by Ian Wallace

For students in grades P - 3 | Published August 01, 1992 | ISBN 9780888991676
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American

Cover of Chin Chiang and the Dragon's Dance

Regular price $9.95 CAD

32 pages | 8.100 in × 9.250 in
Print Format

About this book

Chin Chiang and the Dragon's Dance

Ian Wallace

Winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator Award

From the time Chin Chiang stood only as high as his grandfather's knees, he dreamed of dancing the dragon's dance. Now the first day of the Year of the Dragon has arrived, and Chin Chiang is so scared that he wants to melt into his shoes.

Chin Chiang is a most appealing small boy, whose plight will touch readers young and old.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

About the Author

Ian Wallace

Ian Wallace is one of Canada’s best-known children’s book creators. He has published many classics, including Boy of the Deeps and Chin Chiang and the Dragon’s Dance. His illustrations for Canadian Railroad Trilogy and Just So Stories have each received three starred reviews. His most recent book is The Curiosity Cabinet. Ian has won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, among others. He has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Governor General’s Award and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Ian lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife, Deb.

Awards and Praise
  • Winner CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 1985
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