The Green Dragon

English books


Written by Suzanne Younan
Illustrated by Caroline Lewington


“A beautifully illustrated book that tells a heart-breaking story which affects us all: young and old, regardless of where we live. The Green Dragon is a fantastic tool for use in classrooms or at home and will be an asset to any library.”

Dana Winograd, Director of Operations, Plastic Free Seas

The Story

The Green Dragon is an old, wise character with many friends.  When his friends are hurt by the plastic pollution in the ocean he feels anger and despair.  A young boy comes to his rescue in more ways than one.

Read about Willy, the Green Dragon and his friends; Pearl, Myrtle and Eddie and how their stories inspire a little boy to take action.

The book is aimed at children of all ages. The beautiful illustrations will capture the youngest child’s imagination and the message easily understood.  The book has a brief educational section at the back that can assist parents, grandparents, babysitters or teachers to have a discussion to provoke action in the home, school or community in general.

The book is beautifully illustrated and made from recycled paper (cover is laminated for longevity). Visit the website for more action ideas with Willy the Green Dragon to better protect our planet!

About the Author

Suzanne Younan is the founder of Draco Viridi and the volunteer group ‘Green Dragons HK’. 

Suzanne has been living with her family in Hong Kong since 2014.  A true nature and animal lover Suzanne was compelled to involve others in her plight to raise awareness.

A keen dragon boater and beach goer, Suzanne engaged the dragon boat community to reduce single use plastics at training and events.  At one race event it can be possible for 3-4,000 single use plastic bottles to be distributed to hydrate the paddlers.  The GDHK volunteer group has been working with paddlers, and event organisers, to bring alternative solutions to the single use plastic that is used.

On her journey it became apparent that education was key, especially to educate the young.  More than 5.3 million single use plastic bottles are thrown away in Hong Kong on a daily basis.  Yes DAILY!  

During her volunteer work Suzanne decided to reach young minds with a story that might provoke a reaction in communities across Hong Kong and around the world.  The Green Dragon book was written to touch the hearts of children and to lead them into action, hopefully teaching their peers and family members along the way.

About the Illustrator

Caroline was born and brought up in Hong Kong by an environmentally conscious family. While she works in the video production industry, drawing has remained a passion since childhood.

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