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Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon
Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon | Virginia Loh-Hagan
24 posts | 8 read
Mei hates springtime. Why? Because it's only in the spring that Nian, a fierce dragon, is able to leave his mountain prison under the sea to terrorize the local village. When the villagers hear the rumblings of Nian's hungry stomach, they know that winter has ended and spring is coming. But this year on the night before the first day of spring, a magical warrior visits Mei in her dreams. He tells Mei that it is her destiny to face and defeat Nian. But she must do it within 15 days or the dragon will be free forever. Author Virginia Loh-Hagan (PoPo's Lucky Chinese New Year) gives this retelling of the Nian legend an original twist, while explaining the origins of Chinese New Year traditions.
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kayleenschultz12

This book displays traditions that‘s are important to the Chinese. It tell a wonderful story about a girl and a dragon discovering her destiny.

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Pickpick

Cute book to bring in a different culture perspective to the classroom

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amberpeltz

“The villagers were overjoyed that Nan was defeated.
and they held a party in Meis honor!”

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amberpeltz

The author of this book gives this retelling of the Nian legend an original twist. The story is fun and engaging while still explaining the origins of Chinese New Year traditions. The beautiful illustrations do nothing but benefit this story as well.

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amberpeltz
Pickpick

Mei hates springtime because it is the only time that Nian, a fierce dragon, is able to leave his mountain prison under the sea to terrorize the local village. But this year on the night before the first day of spring, a magical warrior visits Mei in her dreams and tells her that it is her destiny to defeat Nian. But she must do it within 15 days or the dragon will be free forever.

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Emitalski

I loved this story it shares about a young girl facing her fears and saving her village.

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Emitalski
Pickpick

This story is a colorful and creative story explaining the Chinese New Year and the tales surrounding it. The story was published in 2019 and also has the meaning of girl power. A great cultural read.

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delaneylabelle23

“Mei! Maya yelled. “Wake up!”
Nina is on his way. we must flee and hide.

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delaneylabelle23

I love how this book had a page in the back that talked about the Chinese new year. I would read that to my class before i read the book.

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Mehso-so

It was good. I think it was cute how the little boy accidentally wore red and that scared the dragon away and he told the village to wear red. I think this book is good for children to learn about different cultures.

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kierstenkaplan
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This book was published in 2019. It is about the Chinese New Year. I loved the illustrations in this book and all the red that is to celebrate the holiday.

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kierstenkaplan

“She waved it to shoo Nian away”

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Red is the color of the holiday

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emmadomo

Nian is conquered. He‘ll never be evil again. You‘ve brought us good luck and fortune, Mei. You‘ve fulfilled your destiny. Now I‘ll fulfill mine.”

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emmadomo
Pickpick

I liked this traditional literature piece as Nian the dragon represents “the passing of the beast” celebrated in the Chinese New Year. Mei is the young hero who chases away the beast and saves her people.

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KamrynWaites

“You‘ve brought us good luck and fortune, Mei. You‘ve fulfilled your destiny.”

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KamrynWaites
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This book is a great tale of heroism and includes magical animals such as a dragon. It teaches about other cultures and the Chinese New Year through amazing pictures.