Yao, the dragon dancer, prepares a dragon costume for Chinese New Year.
But Shen Long is not just a costume. Yao has heard this dragon's voice in his head since he was a boy.
The next day, Yao grips the pole, and dances and soars with Shen Long as they draw out the bad luck and spiral it away from the earth.
As the drums beat and cymbals clash, boy and dragon capture the golden good luck from high in the sky and bring it down to the crowds in the streets.
Shen Long praises Yao for his good dancing before he settles down to sleep again.
Rich, atmospheric illustrations in this magical story about the celebration of Chinese New Year.