Tiger's Blood: The Tiger's Apprentice, Book Two

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Ever since Tom became the apprentice to Mr. Hu, the Guardian of the phoenix egg, his life has been a whirlwind. Now Mr. Hu is weak after saving Tom's life in battle, and the two must flee with their motley crew of friends to the dragon kingdom, far below the ocean's surface. While Tom waits for Mr. Hu to recover, he realizes that even the dragons cannot promise safety. And as an unstoppable evil advances, Tom must find the strength within to protect the egg by himself.

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Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee; and The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island, which he cowrote with his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep, and was named a New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing" and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book.

Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, the writer Joanne Ryder.

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Grade 5-8 - In this sequel to The Tiger's Apprentice, Tom and his friends flee to the underwater Dragon Kingdom. There they hope to be safe from Vatten and his followers who seek to steal the egg of the phoenix from Mr. Hu, its appointed guardian and Tom's teacher. Because of Mr. Hu's failing health, Tom continues his apprentice studies with the dragons, learning their lore, along with several giggle-inducing tries at magic spells. When the egg is stolen, Tom has suspicions that Mistral may be involved. He must decide if he can trust her and the other dragons as well as find the egg at great risk to his own life. Intrigue abounds, and the descriptions of the dragons' palace will have readers wishing they could visit it themselves. Those who have waited for the second book in the series will not be disappointed. Those who haven't read the first one may find themselves a bit lost, but expect them to remedy the situation by reading it and then asking when the third book is due out. - Ginny Collier, Dekalb County Public Library, Chamblee, GA
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