Travel back to Ancient China to meet the first emperor and his family. Illustrated in the style of silk paintings with early Chinese calligraphy, this story will engage young fans of art, history, folklore and dragons! #DuelWithADragon
“Fascinating, especially when teamed up with the author’s marvelous illustrations” -Readers’ Favorite
“Two thumbs WAY up for this one!” – @childrens_bookshelf on Instagram
See inside the book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1nZN6G99k
No one expects a shy princess to save an emperor! When her stubborn father angers a powerful dragon, Moon Lily must race against time to end this DUEL WITH A DRAGON.
DUEL WITH A DRAGON is available in paperback worldwide. Amazon sells an e-book version.
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Vendors can purchase the book through Ingram Spark (ISBN 978-199911-9034).
Listen to me talk about the book here: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/readingwithyourkids/Geirge_Neeb_Dragon.mp3
Watch the book trailer here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JPTTl4edN-s&t=30s
I loved creating the illustrations for this book. I wanted them to resemble ancient silk paintings. I used paper cutouts for the characters. They were created on paper that was dyed with orange pekoe tea. I used different filters to create the finished illustrations. Scroll through these photos to see the evolution of the illustration from start to finish- 1. A photograph of the scene 2. An “animation” filter 3. A ”texture” filter to replicate silk 4. Finally, colour adjustment to make the image ”warmer”
Watch how I made the illustrations here: https://youtu.be/9GcV7G5xt8o
I included authentic small seal script characters that reinforce the story. The first emperor ordered everyone to use this style of writing in order to unify his new empire. I list the meanings of the characters in the back of the book. Below are some examples of small seal script. These characters mean (left to right): official, palace, old person, to play, zither, to teach
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