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The dragon is the symbol of Chinese Ethnic Peoples. The Lantern Festival is a Chinese traditional festival with dragon lanterns, flower lanterns and yuanxiao as its symbols. The Lantern Festival is the background of the book. It tells a story about a Chinese girl who lived in foreign countries before coming back and looking for dragons in her hometown, Longmen Island. Through the eyes of the girl, the customs of Lantern Festival and the reunion of the family is shown. The grandpa made a dragon lantern. The grandma prepared yuanxiao. The father danced with the dragon lantern. The girl played a girl who ran between ships to pick lotus. The festival atmosphere is revealed thoroughly. At the end of the story, the flower lantern was put out and the “Carps jump longmen” situation was displayed to express the hope for a better life. From the eyes of the little girl, this story takes a new perspective. The love for the family and hometown as well as the inheritance of culture is delivered.