The Blue Dragon Book Tour @wattlepub @GoddessFish

October 2, 2015

The Blue Dragon

by Yiola Damianou-Papadopoulou

 

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GENRE: YA/ Middle Grade Fiction

 

About the Book

The Blue Dragon describes the terror of the catastrophic tsunami that hit Sri Lanka in December 2004. The novel focuses on a group of children—Hanseni, and her siblings Awade and Manori, and their friend Nishian—their individual experiences, and how they managed to pull through this horrendous event. Overcoming their fears the children struggle against the forces of nature, fighting against the odds to save themselves and their friends. Their stories portray courage and hope, and demonstrate the inner strength and determination that exists in the human spirit when faced with an unforgiving natural disaster. This emotive and heartfelt story shows how even, in the most terrifying of circumstances, the will to live triumphs.

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Excerpt

Chapter 5: An Excursion

The coach was making its way, belching black exhaust. It went slowly, making short stops so that the children could admire the beautiful scenery along the way. No one was in any great hurry. They went through green tea and coffee plantations; through tiny villages where the inhabitants, barely awake, were setting off to their jobs. The children, in a fever of enthusiasm with their new found sense of adventure, excitedly danced and sang on the bus. Such excursions were rare. Without their families, they were going to experience a new freedom that would last two days!

 

About the Author

Yiola Damianou-Papadopoulou was born in Nicosia and spent her childhood in the Congo and Nigeria. She studied Journalism in Athens and has worked with a number of radio stations, magazines and newspapers in Cyprus. She has published short stories for adults as well as novels. She has also written children’s and young adult fiction.

Connect with the Author

Publisher Twitter: @wattlepub

Publisher Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WattlePublishing?sk=app_190322544333196

Publisher website: www.wattlepublishing.com

 

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Purchase Links

Kindle Edition:  US ~~ UK

iBooks ~~ Kobo

Paperback Edition:

US ~~ UK

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Giveaway

Yiola will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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5 Comments

  • Ree Dee October 8, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I think it’s a beautiful cover. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  • Mary Preston October 3, 2015 at 4:58 am

    I love this cover.

  • Sandra Watts October 3, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I really like that cover. Sounds like a really good book too. Thanks.

  • Rita Wray October 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Sounds like a great read.

  • Goddess Fish Promotions October 2, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Thanks for hosting!