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Dragons Have Talents Sign of the Green Dragon

 SIGN OF THE GREEN DRAGON

A crumbling map from 1859, found clutched in the bony grip of the long dead, sends three young boys on a dangerous adventure where an unsolved murder, a modern crime, some lost ancestors and ancient Chinese dragons reveal the true meaning of treasure.

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Dragons Have Talents Sign of the Green Dragon

Chinese Dragons Have Talent

BY C. LEE MCKENZIE

chiwenThere are all kinds of Chinese Dragons and they’re multi-talented. I thought I’d write about some you might not have read about before. They’re called the Children of the Dragon, and because of their chief talents, they’re often given unique places in Chinese design.These guys have been around since the neolithic period. The first record dates 6200-5400 BC. Now that’s old.

How to use a dragon’s talents:

  • The pulao dragon’s greatest talents are crying (don’t ask me why) and roaring. They often decorate bells so their talents can be heard far distances.
  • The qiuniu dragons are musical and so they’re on musical instruments.
  • If you want to ward off evil from your house get yourself a chiwen dragon. They’ll swallow up those evils, like fire or theft, in no time. Or you add a chaofeng dragon to the corners of your roof. These lion-like dragons will do the job, too.
  • Do you have a duel scheduled anytime soon? Then the yazi dragon’s for you. Decorate your sword hilt with one of them and you’re a shoe-in to win.
  • If you happen to break the law and get caught, look for the bi’an dragon on your way into the slammer. When they’re placed over prison gates nobody gets out.

There are four more of these Children, but this is enough to give you the idea that the qiuniuChinese take their Dragons very seriously and treat them with the respect they deserve.

ya-ziThe European Dragon came from eastern lore but grew into monstrous, fire-breathing creatures that had to be destroyed by knights when they snatched fair maidens. Their only talent seems to be to lie around on their treasure, molt and burn up stuff. I much prefer the Chinese Dragons who lend a hand once in a while and sometimes look pretty.

 

photoAuthor bio: I love to write for young readers. Sign of the Green Dragon is my third Middle-Grade novel. Alligators Overhead and the sequel, The Great Time Lock Disaster were my first two. I’m proud to be a hybrid author with three Indie books out along with four traditionally published young adult novels: Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative, and Sudden Secrets. It’s fun to know both sides of this writing business.
 
When I’m not writing I’m thinking about it or scratching my head over how all of this started.

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Dragons Have Talents Sign of the Green Dragon

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SIGN OF THE GREEN DRAGON

A crumbling map from 1859, found clutched in the bony grip of the long dead, sends three young boys on a dangerous adventure where an unsolved murder, a modern crime, some lost ancestors and ancient Chinese dragons reveal the true meaning of treasure.

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