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Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon - 2021 RFTR Selection

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Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang, illustrated by Charlene Chua.

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    When Amy Wu’s teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon at craft time, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quite right...None of them feels like hers.

    After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and Amy rounds up her family to help her. Together, can they make Amy’s perfect dragon?

    Jumpstart's Special Edition

    Jumpstart’s team works with our selected publishing partner to create a special paperback edition of the campaign book with exclusive content.

    This edition contains:

    • activity guides and resources to bring the story to life
    • tips for reading with young children
    • vocabulary words
    • comprehension questions

    About the Author

    Kat Zhang loves traveling to places both real and fictional—the former have better souvenirs, but the latter allow for dragons, so it’s a tough pick. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, she now spends her free time scribbling poetry, taking photographs, and climbing atop things she shouldn’t. You can learn about her travels, literary and otherwise, at

    About the Illustrator

    Charlene Chua draws many things, from baos to dragons to, literally, the kitchen sink. When she is not drawing, she enjoys playing or talking to her cats (they listen politely, most of the time). Charlene grew up in Singapore and now lives in Canada. Her favorite bao are “char siu” bao!

     Product Details

    Publisher Simon & Schuster
    Cover paperback
    Pages 40
    Weight 0.45 lbs
    Dimensions 11" x 9"
    English ISBN 9781665911740
    Spanish ISBN 9781665911757

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