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The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful

Nancy Tupper Ling, Andrea Offermann (Illustrator)


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Opposites Mei and Wei may be small, but when they work together they are mighty enough to face a dragon.

When a fearsome dragon takes over their village bridge, twin sisters Mei and Wei have opposing views of how to fix the problem. Wei wants nothing more than to confront that stinky old dragon head on, but Mei favors a more thoughtful approach. With Wei's confidence and gumption plus Mei's creativity and diligence, it's only a matter of time before everyone can be happy again.

This empowering sibling story is about celebrating differences and finding that what makes us different is also what makes us a powerful team.

Praise For The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful

“The prose riffs satisfyingly on folklore conventions; readers and listeners will especially appreciate the repeated refrain: 'Still, they were sisters. They stuck together.' Offermann's stirring pen-and-ink-and-watercolor illustrations create a deeply textured world, moving seamlessly from breathtaking vistas to intimate close-ups. . . Visually delightful.” -Kirkus Reviews

“An empowering tale set in Ancient China with broad appeal. . . Offermann’s art is culturally sound and striking in its depiction of the villagers’ dress and the beauty of the rice terraces. Her use of pencil and glazing add a softness to the beautifully proportioned spreads, inviting eyes to linger. . . Expertly crafted, in both word and form, this tale feels old and new and will be gobbled up by kids.” –School Library Journal

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780399171154, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2018

About the Author

Nancy Tupper Ling is the author of three books for children and the founder of Fine Line Poets. The mother of two girls, she draws her inspiration from the multicultural background of her family and the interwoven fabric of familial culture which is, on the surface, seemingly everyday. She is also the winner of the prestigious Writer's Digest Grand Prize and the Pat Parnell Poetry Award.

Andrea Offermann was born and raised in Cologne, Germany. She graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in illustration. You can visit her at