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Awakening the Dragon: The Dragon Boat Festival

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In ancient times, the Chinese saw the dragon as both a protector and a threat, able to bring on rain or cause droughts. To honor this powerful creature, people created long narrow boats that they raced in an annual rainmaking festival.

From the wearing of fragrant pouches, to the consumption of rice dumplings, to thrilling boat races, the dragon boat festival of today is a
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Paperback, 24 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by Tundra Books (first published April 20th 2004)
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Katie Howard
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragon, culture, china
This book is great in explaining the Chinese tradition of the dragon boat festival. It explains all of the symbols, when it was created, why it is celebrated, and how the festival is put together! This book is a really good celebration of this Chinese celebration and I would recommend it to children in the later years of elementary school to children in early middle school.
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Great illustrations and photographs. I learned about the Dragon Boat Festival.
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