Well Gigi, the storyline is fiction, I created it entirely based upon that one-sentence description I found online in 2005: "A benevolent creature that takes the shape of many forms." But, as the Centipede Dragon character is based on a real art symbol, does that make him non-fiction? Or, since he is a symbol that represents bringing good fortune to the Miao people, is he then fiction? Would anyone like to try and answer this question for Gigi?
My thought is Centipede Dragon is fiction, though I'd certainly LOVE to believe that a magical creature who helps people in need WAS real.
As to copies, well, YES Gigi, 2+ years after reading a prototype of this book to your class, it IS indeed on sale now! I hope you remembered it, and, if you by chance seen it somewhere!