Eleven-year-old Alex is searching. So is Shin Wa. They both need to find a path out of the darkness that surrounds them. Shin Wa’s journey leads her to the Black mountains of the far north in China. There she discovers more than just the last surviving dragons. She finds a way to save mankind. It all lies in a single pearl of wisdom. The gem is also the key to Alex’s own journey. It travels through the ages to find the struggling young girl and her sister. But it is not until Alex discovers how to use the pearl that she finds her way out of the darkness.
Stacy gives an overview of the book:
Dragon Wishes is about pearls of wisdom, dragons, soccer, Chinese dumplings, migrating whales, ancestors, joining hands against adversity, reaching goals, fear, risk, desire, death and surprise. Mostly it's about leaving home only to realize that home is not a place but a circle of friends, kin and strangers who are bound together by the light, silvery web which unites us all in giving and caring. You will laugh and you will cry. You will fall in love with Alex, Isa, Maddie, and their polyglot circle of family and friends.
Belle Yang, author of Hannah is My Name
“A tender story of a girl who deals with loss. Stacy Nyikos is a new talent to watch.”
Anna Myers, author of Confessions of a High School Principal
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