Tom Lee's life changes forever the day he meets a talking tiger named Mr. Hu, and discovers he is the latest in a long line of magical Guardians.
From two–time Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep comes the first book in an action–packed fantasy series that has recently been optioned for film by Miramax!
PW called this novel starring a boy, a dragon and a monkey (among others) who attempt to secure and protect a fabled phoenix egg, an "original fairy tale that successfully mixes fantasy and Chinese history." Ages 10-up. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.