Flying the Dragon
Flying the Dragon

Flying the Dragon

Written by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
9 - 12
Reading age
Page count
Lexile measure
Mar 11, 2014
Publication date

Buy from other retailers


What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Flying the Dragon tells the story of two cousins in alternating chapters. American-born Skye is a good student and a star soccer player who never really gives any thought to the fact that her father is Japanese. Her cousin, Hiroshi, lives in Japan, and never really gives a thought to his uncle’s family living in the U.S. Their lives are thrown together when Hiroshi’s family, with his grandfather (who is also his best friend), have to move to the U.S. suddenly. Skye resents that she is now not Japanese enough, and yet the friends she’s known forever abruptly realize she is other. Hiroshi has a hard time adjusting to life in a new culture, and resents Skye’s intrusions on his time with Grandfather. Through all of this is woven Hiroshi’s expertise, and Skye’s growing interest in, kite making and competitive kite flying, culminating in a contest at the annual Washington Cherry Blossom Festival.

What Kind of Book is Flying the Dragon



Race, Ethnicities, & Nationalities


    Book Lists That Include This Book

    The Creative Behind the Book

    What Has Natalie Dias Lorenzi Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! Let Natalie Dias Lorenzi know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

      chapter • 262 Pages
      Inside Out and Back Again
      Thanhha Lai
      chapter • 192 Pages
      Paper Wishes
      chapter • 272 Pages
      Prairie Lotus
      Linda Sue Park
      chapter • 262 Pages
      Shooting Kabul
      chapter • 240 Pages
      Bone Sparrow
      chapter • 272 Pages
      The Night Diary
      Veera Hiranandani
      chapter • 224 Pages
      Any Day with You
      Mae Respicio
      chapter • 256 Pages
      A Glasshouse of Stars
      Shirley Marr
      chapter • 272 Pages
      Project Mulberry
      Linda Sue Park
      chapter • 208 Pages
      Some Places More Than Others
      Renée Watson
      View more

    Book Details

    Publication Date
    March 11, 2014
    Charlesbridge Publishing
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lexile® Level
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    Est. ATOS® Book Level

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 75%

    This page is starting to look fantastic!

    Depth Score - 15%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.

    Top Contributors


    Book Clubs

    Follow Bookroo