By Benjamin Joel Wilkinson
Published: March 25, 2012.
Hiroshi is a young boy living in a small village in pre-modern Japan. His family have been traditional kite makers for generations.
One day, he encounters a large and mysterious creature in the wilderness beyond his village. He believes it to be a dragon, if a very strange-looking one, and through patience and kindness manages to befriend it. Strange and wonderful events ensue . . .