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A Caldecott Honor Winner 2024
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A School Library Journal Best Book of 2023
ALSC Notable Children’s Book list 2024
New England Book Awards Finalist, Children’s Category 2023

“The remarkable wording infused into spreads of dynamic colors makes this enchanting story a true gift in the world of children’s literature…A must-have book to place on every library shelf where literary pathways will open up young children’s minds as they discover their own hidden truths”
School Library Journal, Starred Review

The Truth About Dragons

Written by Julie Leung
Illustrated by Hanna Cha
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Lean in close,
my darling bao bei,
and I will whisper a most precious secret about a powerful magic that lives inside you.

Brought to life with lavish and ornate illustrations, The Truth About Dragons follows a young child on a journey guided by his mother’s bedtime storytelling. He quests into two very different forests, as his two grandmothers help him discover two different, but equally enchanting, truths about dragons.

Eastern and Western mythologies coexist and enrich each other in this warm celebration of mixed cultural identity.

Primary ISBN: 9781250820587
Publication Date: August 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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