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About the book
  • Published: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143309048
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $17.99
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Dragons, Devils and Rebels


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For anyone who likes their history funny, gruesome, action-packed and thrilling – the true page-turning story of the end of the Qing empire.

When an unknown girl marries the Emperor of China, can she take control and stay in power? Could you? Imagine you were faced with: Dragons, Emperors who had run China for two thousand years, Devils, strange foreigners invading with guns and ships, and Rebels, Chinese bandits and warriors with supernatural powers . . .

Enter the dragon empire and explore the epic, true story of Empress Cixi. By the creators of Wicked Warriors and Evil Emperors.

  • Pub date: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143309048
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Authors

Alison Lloyd

Alison Lloyd loves history – both the big sweep of events and the little details of how people lived. Her favourite stories are about people's deep feelings - hope and despair, loyalty and betrayal, love and loss. Put these things together in a book and she can't put it down. That's why she wrote her first novel Year of the Tiger, and it's sequel Battle of the Jade Horse. She is also the author of the CBCA shortlisted non-fiction -Wicked Warriors and Evil Emperors - and the Letty books in the Australian Girl series. Before she wrote Year of the Tiger, Alison worked for the Australian Government, in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Alison lives in Melbourne with her family.

Terry Denton

Terry Denton has been creating children’s books for over 30 years. He has worked with many of Australia's top authors, written much-loved picture books and junior fiction novels, won more than 40 children’s choice awards and been shortlisted many times in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. His Felix and Alexander won Picture Book of the Year in 1986. His books include The Upside-down History of Downunder with Alison Lloyd, The Worm Who Knew Karate with Jill Lever, as well as the Gasp! books and the animated TV series, and the world-famous Just! books and Treehouse series with Andy Griffiths. His work is characterised by a devious sense of humour, an adventurous and inventive drawing style and an informed flair for what interests and amuses kids.


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