San Francisco's Chinatown gets a new personality when Sam Ling Toy, the laundryman, takes home a lizard that grows up to be...

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THE USEFUL DRAGON OF SAM LING TOY

San Francisco's Chinatown gets a new personality when Sam Ling Toy, the laundryman, takes home a lizard that grows up to be a dragon. At first it is a pretty useless creature, bungling traffic with good natured attempts to be helpful, until a crisis is reached. Leading a parade solves the problem and on New Year's Day the dragon is decked out and at its best. Large colored pencil drawings by Mr. Dines have a quality that may captivate but the story is on the sugary side, without enough dragonish spit and fire to make it really go.

Pub Date: Oct. 16, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956