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In a kingdom filled with magic, Jiho Park and his family are an anomalymagic doesnt affect them.

Jiho comes from a long line of forest rangers who protect the Kidaharaan ancient and mysterious wood that is home to powerful supernatural creatures. But Jiho wants nothing to do with the dangerous forest.

Five years ago, his father walked into the Kidahara and disappeared. Just
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by HarperCollins
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Celia McMahon
Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins for the arc


As with most books with the word "dragon" in the title, this one lacked the winged creatures of my dreams. Here we have a princess who disappears and a boy who happens to hold the key to saving her. Sounds fun, right? It was. I had no idea I wasn't in a fantasy story, but more magical realism, I want to say?? I'm still not sure. But we have technology and guns so...anyhow, there's this boy Jiho has an immunity to magic and he stumbles upon a lost
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Heidi Heilig
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am SO READY for this book!
Kogiopsis
Nov 03, 2019 added it
Shelves: dragons, reviewed
I didn't really come out of this book with strong feelings, hence the lack of rating - it's not that I don't have an opinion, just that I don't hold one strongly enough to feel it needs to be added to the conversation. Also, this is a middle grade novel and not one which (IMO) has cross-generational appeal, so I'm very much not the target audience. It's got a lot of charm, for sure; the Korean-inspired worldbuilding is neat, the plot is surprisingly complex, and the characters are simply ...more
Dany
Enjoyed it entirely ! I'm really sad this amazing book with it's lush worldbuilding was a standalone , and wish we could get more books placed on this world (I definitely can't get enough)

Review will be posted closer to the publishing date.

Highly recommended for everyone who wants to see a dragon (because... This book is dedicated to us!)

I thank Edelweiss and Harpercollins for granting me with the e-ARC for review.
Fanna
Mar 10, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-releases
March 10, 2020:

✔ written by co-founder of We Need Diverse Books
✔ perfect for fantasy fans and dragon enthusiasts
✔ world-building influenced by Asian culture and symbols
✔ incredible menagerie of creatures
✔ themes of self-discovery

Mentioned on the blog: Fanticipating Reads of March 2020 | Five Under-Hyped Diverse Books To Look Out For This Month
Stephanie
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I thought this was the authors first book but shes written a few books.
One of the characters names is Calvin Hobbes, I have to assume thats an easter egg. Nope, not an easter egg, feels like lazy storytelling. For a fantasy world, a lot is borrowed from the real world. What bothers me is how much is borrowed. Nothing feels unique. I hope the finished book is more polished because the story has potential but someone needs to go through it and rename people, items, and places so they become part
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Rachael Allen
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read this book!
Shelly Nosbisch
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read this book when it comes out!
Emily
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ellens amazing, and I cant wait for this book!!! ...more
Cat Scully
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read this book! So excited for it to come out!
Sarah Yung
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
This has all the elements of an enjoyable enough middle grade fantasy, but it doesnt feel cohesive. I wanted a bit more from Oh's juxtaposition of magic vs. technology and also wished the world was further explored. Jiho's friends are basically throwaways, and their nations feel inconsequential. Slight characterization and really wooden dialogue (Uncle, you cant go to the mill. Youll catch iron lung. It would destroy my aunt and the girls. You have to stay here and start rebuilding. Ill get the ...more
Ms. Yingling
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus



Change is coming to Kidahara, a magical forest in the Joson, a kingdom in a diverse realm where there is magic. The trees are going to be pulled down for train tracks and mining. Jiho, whose family have been rangers for generations, gets pulled in by an offer of well paying work, even though he wants nothing to do with the forest after his father, also a ranger, left when he was young. Not surprisingly, the project is a very dangerous one, since the Namushin (tree
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Athena
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
The publisher kindly offered me a reader copy via Edelweiss. Yet, this is an honest review of the book expressing my unbiased opinion.

If you've watched and liked The Dragon Prince on Netflix, then you are going to love this!

The Dragon Egg Princess is a fantastic MG fantasy with adventure, banter, and the most adorable--and scary--magical creatures I've read in a while. I really want to meet the namushin!!!

I loved the world. LOVED. There were a myriad different magical creatures; all vividly
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Gayle
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I am hoping to see another one set in this magical place. I started it and wasnt able to put it down. The plot was well written and kept you guessing up until the end! You end up rooting for the characters and feeling the push and pull that she creates for them. Are they are doing the right thing or for the right reasons? I highly recommend this to everyone who loves fantasy and dragons! ...more
Kmleeh
Aug 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Oh provides great action scenes in her newest juvenile fiction series. The adventures begin when Princess Koko goes missing then skips to introduce Jiho, a ranger of the Kidahara forest. With themes of exploitation, betrayal, and friendship, this story shines. A few areas get bogged down and characters make some strange decisions; however, the action and characters make up for all of that. An excellent start to her new series.
Liz H {Redd's Reads}
I enjoyed this story as a middle grade fantasy. I think it did more telling than showing, but the intended audience probably won't mind. The ending had a powerful message and I liked how the author built complex relationships between all the characters. Not sure if this is a standalone or not but I'd be willing to read more set in this universe.
William Diehl
Interesting book that has lots of magic, a uniquely created world of characters. Lots of room for further stories to be set in this universe. Anyone who is a fan of stories in magical worlds with room for imagination will like this.
Natalie
Aug 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
This sounds AMAZING.
Allie
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I so cannot WAIT for this.
K Sandry
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ack! You had me at Studio Ghibli. I'm so excited to pick this one up!
Dana Alison
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ellen Ohs books are insta-buys! Cannot wait for this one! ...more
Noella Handley
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Im excited for this book! ...more
Ailynn Knox-Collins
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cant wait for this! I love her other books too. ...more
Juliana Brandt
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this description! Cant wait for it to release 😍 ...more
Micaela Muldoon
Jun 09, 2019 marked it as maybe-speculative
You had me at Studio Ghibli-esque.
Kathie
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Edelweiss+ and HarperCollins for an eARC of this book.

Inspired by Korean folklore, THE DRAGON EGG PRINCESS is the story of a princess who disappeared in the woods years ago, and the boy who may be the only one who can discover with happened to her.

Kidahara is a dark and magical place, but even though Jiho's family have been forest rangers charged with protecting the woods, he wants nothing to do with them since his father walked into them and never came back 5 years ago. When his
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Christina Soontornvat
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting to hold the physical book in my hands for so long - so excited for it!
Maria Wang
rated it it was ok
Aug 28, 2019
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Ellen Oh is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. She loves martial arts films, K-pop, K-dramas, and cooking shows, and is a rabid fan of the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra series. Ellen is the co-founder of We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in childrens literature. ...more

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