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Issue Details: First known date: 2003-2007... 2003-2007 Dragonkeeper
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Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

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y separately published work icon Dragon Dawn Carole Wilkinson , Fitzroy : Black Dog Books , 2008 Z1533800 2008 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Danzi is not yet 1,000 years old - a youngster in dragon terms. There is much unrest in the provinces. Soldiers are everywhere and the people are uneasy. It is a dangerous time for a dragon to be without a keeper.' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson , Fitzroy : Black Dog Books , 2003 Z1059200 2003 single work children's fiction children's fantasy (taught in 2 units) In Ancient China during the Han Dynasty a slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon cross China, carrying with them a mysterious stone that must be protected.
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y separately published work icon Garden of the Purple Dragon Carole Wilkinson , Fitzroy : Black Dog Books , 2005 Z1216449 2005 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'This story is set in Ancient China, during the Han Dynasty. Ping thinks she is safe hiding in the shadow of the Tai Shan mountains. Here she struggles to care for Kai, the baby dragon she is responsible for. But even in her remote mountain hideout, Ping's enemies find her. It is Kai they want. Who can Ping trust? It is impossible to distinguish friend from foe. The easy road beckons. Will they find sanctuary in the Garden of the Purple Dragon? Will Ping embrace her true destiny?'The Dragonkeeper trilogy. (Source: Author's website)
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y separately published work icon Dragon Moon Carole Wilkinson , Fitzroy : Black Dog Books , 2007 Z1365380 2007 single work children's fiction children's fantasy (taught in 1 units)

'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 place. 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.' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Blood Brothers Carole Wilkinson , Newtown : Black Dog Books , 2012 Z1861963 2012 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'The year is 325. The powerful Han Dynasty is a distant memory and tribes of barbarian soldiers fight over what was once the Empire. It is a dangerous time. Kai is 465 years old – a teenager in dragon years. He is searching for the person predestined to be his dragonkeeper. Kai’s search has led him to a Buddhist novice named Tao. But Tao is certain he is not the one; he has no interest in caring for a difficult dragon. He believes his path lies in another direction. But Tao must learn to listen to the voice within himself and that no journey ever reveals its true purpose until it is over.' (From the publisher's website.)
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y separately published work icon Shadow Sister Carole Wilkinson , Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2014 6729889 2014 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Tao is learning to be a dragonkeeper. With no one to teach him it is not easy. He must keep Kai safe but there is danger at every turn - they are pursued by a gang of murderous nomads, tricked by unseen spirits, attacked by a giant seven-headed snake and disoriented in the realms of the dead. Most terrifying of all is the ghost who can turn blood into ice.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Bronze Bird Tower Carole Wilkinson , Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2017 9862685 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Tao and Kai's journey has been long and at last they have arrived at the Dragon Haven – but what they find is not the sanctuary Kai has described. Are they unwelcome? Will they be made to leave? It seems they will be forced straight back into the clutches of the murderous nomad leader Jilong, who is intent on vengeance. How can Tao keep Kai safe? Being a Dragonkeeper is so much more difficult than Tao could have imagined. But when things are at their worst, help can come from the most unexpected places. And the least powerful can become a mighty force. Perhaps there is a place for dragons in this world after all. ' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2003-2007

Works about this Work

Cover Book Review : Dragonkeeper Rayma Turton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson , 2003-2007 series - author children's fiction
Reading and Viewing : Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 87-88)

— Review of Japan Diary Trudy White , 2005 single work diary children's fiction ; Moonshadow : Eye of the Beast Simon Higgins , 2008 single work children's fiction ; Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson , 2003-2007 series - author children's fiction
Leaders, Slaves and Heroes Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 1 2008; (p. 71, 73)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
Reading and Viewing : Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 87-88)

— Review of Japan Diary Trudy White , 2005 single work diary children's fiction ; Moonshadow : Eye of the Beast Simon Higgins , 2008 single work children's fiction ; Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson , 2003-2007 series - author children's fiction
Cover Book Review : Dragonkeeper Rayma Turton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson , 2003-2007 series - author children's fiction
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
Leaders, Slaves and Heroes Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 1 2008; (p. 71, 73)
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