Mr Ming and the Mooncake Dragon

International Publication Dates:

    • Australia & New Zealand: 2nd June 2021
    • UK, USA & Canada: 10th August 2021
      • Australia inc Postage
      • International inc Postage

RRP AU $24.99 | NZ $24.99 | UK £12.99 | USA $18.99 | CAN $24.99

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An enchanting family story about a shopkeeper and his preparations for the mid-autumn festival. Colourful lanterns are an important part of the celebrations, as are the mooncakes which Mr Ming sells in his shop. Everyone agrees that Mr Ming’s mooncakes are the most delicious they have ever tasted. They all want to know what the secret recipe is, but Mr Ming won’t tell them or even let them peep inside his kitchen. This was because he had another secret, a secret even bigger than his marvellous mooncake recipe. What can it be?

ISBN: 978-0-6486528-7-8                                                   Target Age: 4yrs to 10 yrs

ISBN: 978-1-6670978-8-6 (Audio File – Order Here.)

Additional Materials:

  • Charlotte Donaghey has produced a lovely video introducing everyone to the story of Mr Ming and the Mooncake Dragon Here.
  • Amy Calautti has created a wonderful video of her illustrating Mr Ming and the Mooncake Dragon. This video project was funded by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Please take a look at this video and a range of other creative  media by clicking Here

Illustrations from the Book:



About the Author: Kathy Creamer

Kathy is a children’s illustrator and writer who has been published by Oxford University Press, Reed International, Julia Gabriel Communications, September 21, Christmas Press, Second Look and other organisations.

She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the renowned Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University in England.

Kathy has also run her own successful publishing company in the UK, where she published over eighteen picture books for a range of high net-worth private clients.

Mr Ming and the Mooncake Dragon, written and illustrated by Kathy Creamer,  was first published in 1996 by Oxford University Press. Amy Calautti will produce a new interpretationof this original book.

Having emigrated to Australia eleven years ago, she recently moved to Armidale, and with her husband Peter, has set up Little Pink Dog Books Children’s Publishing.

Please visit Kathy’s Website and her Facebook page

About the Illustrator: Amy Calautti

From a young age Amy has loved to draw. She studied fashion and design the entire way through high school, along with any extra art units that were available. She then continued her study of fashion and textile design at Perth Central TAFE. After a 15 year gap, Amy picked up her pencils and rediscovered her love of drawing when she became a mother. She joined the 52 week Illustration Challenge and began to comprehend what her true potential could be. With her new found direction she became an active member in SCBWI, and participated in Nina Rycroft’s picture book illustration course in late 2017 and has been working on her portfolio ever since.

In late 2018, Amy began work on illustrating her first picture book, When the Moon is a Smile, written by Teena Raffa-Mulligan.

Amy now lives with her small tribe of humans who bring her endless inspiration. If she’s not hunched over her drawing table, madly scribbling her marvellous creations, she is either cooking up a storm or hosting an extravagant pool party.

Please have a look at Amy’s Website, Facebook and Instagram pages.