Peanut is a young herding boy from a village on the borders of the Golden Dragon Kingdom. His mother knit him a beautiful scarf, which he wears every day. One day, he spies the banners of an advancing army fluttering in the breeze, and imagines the clothing his mother might make from the cloth. But when Peanut approaches them, they conscript him and order him to watch the dragons that pull their chariots. They can’t take his favorite scarf, though. Peanut’s love for his scarf carries him through ambush and defeat into greater victories than he could ever imagine.
The Young Bannerman is a grand narrative that grows organically from the simplest form of love. This illustrated story, eight years in the making, will sweep readers along like banners in the wind.