The Guardian ‘Children’s Book Club’ Review of The Land of Dragor, ‘Yoshiko and The Gift of Charms’
Yoshiko and the Gift of Charms by Julia Suzuki – review
‘Yoshiko and the Gift of Charms is a great story that has a great moral to it guardian.co.uk,
Yoshiko and the Gift of Charms is a great story that has a great moral
to it – that it is ok to be different.
It is set in the mythical land of Dragor, where the dragons are forced to hide from the humans who once enslaved them.
Yoshiko is a young dragon, who, from the start, has been different. His egg shell was the “wrong” colour, and he changes to the colours of every dragon clan. At Fire school he is teased and has a hard time. He is always upset and starts to believe that there really is something “wrong” with him. That is, until he meets an old dragon who is shrouded in legends of the past. Slowly, he begins to learn that it is great to be different and not wrong at all!
I really enjoyed this book, and I think that girls or boys aged between 8 and 12 would enjoy it too.