Flying the Dragon
Flying the Dragon
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Flying the Dragon

Written by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
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9 - 12
Reading age
233
Page count
610L
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Mar 11, 2014
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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781580894357
    Publication Date
    March 11, 2014
    Publisher
    Charlesbridge Publishing
    Page Count
    233
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lexile® Level
    610L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~4

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