Sunday, March 1, 2009

If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast

Author: Jennifer J. Stewart

First line: Thirty-four white cars in five minutes.

Why you should read this book: Rick Morales is not thrilled about moving from San Diego to Tucson, until the arrival of a temporary replacement for their ancient furnace in the form of an acerbic dragon with a dubious definition of the word "safe". Along with his neighbor Natalie and her tag-along little brother, Rick and the fire-breathing Madam Yang travel through time, space, and reality, narrowly escaping disaster at every turn. This is a story about acceptance, action, change, and growth, just right for middle-school students.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Indigestion, particularly the sugar-induced variety.

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