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Nunes, Susan Miho.
New York : Clarion Books, 1995
IL K-3, RL 3.9
ISBN 0395670209
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Peter Chang, a young Chinese American boy, is sent by his parents to spend the summer with his great aunt in Chinatown.  Peter does not want to leave his home and is very unhappy living with Great Aunt in this strange, new environment until he spies an old dragon in a shop one day.  Peter senses that there is something special about the dragon and sets out to return the dragon to its former glory.  With the help of Great Aunt, her friends and the local tailor, kite maker, artist and medicine man, Peter works to restore the dragon.  Since he has no money to pay the local shopkeepers, he offers to work in their stores in return for their services.  In doing so, he learns about his Chinese heritage and the importance of dragons in Chinese culture and starts to feel at home in Chinatown with his aunt.  As the summer comes to an end, the dragon is all but done with the exception of its eyes.  Peter;s hard work and determination finally pay off when a Buddhist priest paints the dragon's eyes, and ten dancers bring the Last Dragon to life.  (Heather Regus,, college student)
SUBJECTS:     Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
                        Dragons -- Fiction.
                        Great-aunts -- Fiction.

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