Shimmer, a renegade dragon princess, tries to redeem herself by capturing a witch with the help of a human boy.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of nearly sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate. He is also the author of the Tiger's Apprentice series, The Case of the Firecrackers, Sweetwater, When the Circus Came to Town, a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC), and The Rainbow People, a Boston GlobeHorn Book Award Honor Book.
Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, the writer Joanne Ryder.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
If you enjoyed this, but would like something more grownup/meatier/cleverer/funnier, definitely check out Barry Hughart's "Bridge of Birds" for a more rollicking adventure in a never-never China, an absolutely terrific book.
Note: 3 stars, for me, is a pretty good review, 4 is for extremely distinguished works, and 5 only for those I consider classics. Most of what is published is, unfortunately, a 2 or less.