Books Go Walkabout held a conversation with Australian author, Carole Wilkinson and students at Kellett International School, Hong Kong.
The Dragonkeeper Series, published by Walker Books, Australia is a great read for students for ages, 9 – 13yrs.
It is set in Ancient China, during the Han Dynasty and begins with a slave girl and her master,two dragons and a rat. One of the dragons dies and is made into pickle, the other dragon and the slave girl escape and their journey to the ocean begins.
The students had read the first 5 chapters and asked some insightful and searching questions such as;
‘ Why didn’t you give the slave girl a name at the beginning?’ student.
‘I didn’t want her to have anything, she had a hard life I wanted the reader to feel for her.’ Carole.
The questions kept coming for an hour and the students at Kellett School also shared their own dragon that they had made. Carole explained that dragons in China were good and didn’t always have wings. Maybe the Year 5 dragon will try and fly once his wings have been attached?
More reviews will follow this blog and photos and student comments will be added to Books Go Walkabout.
A great start to the Dragonkeeper series.
Sue Martin Books Go Walkabout at Kellett School