The Legend of Shi-lin
Sharon Lee Beatty, Laura Diehl
(Purple Unicorn Press, Aug. 3, 2015)
Shi-lin was a curious dragon. Unlike her fellow dragons who played amongst the clouds, Shi-lin preferred to observe the men and women of China. Often, she would walk amongst the people of the Pianshan marketplace. She found herself especially drawn to a man named Tuan, a craftsman of great talent. She loved his simple life and one day followed him to a small house near the monastery on the Mountain of the Morning Song where she watched as he worked on his beautiful, hand carved chests. One day Shi-lin would discover that her fascination with Tuan had gone far beyond interest. Shi-lin would be faced with deciding between her life amongst the clouds and her love for Tuan.