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Dragon Pearl

(2019)
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Rick Riordan presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about 13-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her.

To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists none of them use any fox-magic such as charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times.

Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She's counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

When word arrives Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Min's quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"I was so impressed by DRAGON PEARL. The story is multi-layered, the world construction is impeccable--with an awesome intersection of tech and culture--and it is totally compelling to read. Min's nuanced feelings about her magic, her family, and her fox heritage are marvelously complicated. I loved her, and I know you will, too!" - E K Johnston

"Who would have thought Korean mythology would make for such an intense and magical space opera! I loved every moment of it and want the next book NOW so I can explore all the Thousand Worlds with Min! This book is brilliant and gorgeous, and why didn't I have it when I was a kid." - Ellen Oh


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Used availability for Yoon Ha Lee's Dragon Pearl

Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dragon Pearl (Rick Riordan Presents)
Author(s): Yoon Ha Lee
ISBN: 1-368-01335-X / 978-1-368-01335-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dragon Pearl (Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge)
Author(s): Yoon Ha Lee
ISBN: 1-4328-6098-4 / 978-1-4328-6098-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dragon Pearl (Rick Riordan Presents)
Author(s): Yoon Ha Lee
ISBN: 1-368-01474-7 / 978-1-368-01474-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dragon Pearl
Author(s): Yoon Ha Lee
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   


January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dragon Pearl
Author(s): Yoon Ha Lee
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dragon Pearl (Rick Riordan Presents)
Author(s): Yoon Ha Lee
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU