How to be a Dragon... without burning your tongue [NOOK Book]

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What if you thought you were becoming a dragon, scale by scale and claw by claw? That's Rozzie's problem after she meets a shadowy beast in a mountain cavern that claims it transformed her into a dragon. This drastic event catapults Rozzie into a fantastic, magical journey through the loneliness and resentment that has plagued her for a very long time. No longer can she avoid the fierce anger boiling inside her. It reveals itself instantly through her smoke and flame at the most inconvenient moments. As she ...
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How to be a Dragon... without burning your tongue

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Overview

What if you thought you were becoming a dragon, scale by scale and claw by claw? That's Rozzie's problem after she meets a shadowy beast in a mountain cavern that claims it transformed her into a dragon. This drastic event catapults Rozzie into a fantastic, magical journey through the loneliness and resentment that has plagued her for a very long time. No longer can she avoid the fierce anger boiling inside her. It reveals itself instantly through her smoke and flame at the most inconvenient moments. As she struggles to control her temper, a delightful, eccentric neighbor becomes her ally, but it is the difficult people that she meets—a handsome, troubled boy and a ruthless, violent man—who help her unravel the angry knot inside as she learns the secret of being a dragon without burning her tongue.

Set in a remote town in Nevada, this coming-of-age story blends the power of a stark desert landscape with a young teen's fierce efforts to cope with a painful loss and a difficult new step-family. Through both humor and dramatic adventure, this tale captures the essence of the hero's journey in a modern, transformative way, one where the greatest challenges don't always come from beyond our own self.
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Editorial Reviews

James Cox
"An engaging and thoroughly entertaining 'coming of age' novel about Rozzie, a young woman who undertakes a journey that will lead her toward self-discovery and wonder. A magical, introspective story, with whispers of hidden dragons, about the importance of finding courage within. HOW TO BE A DRAGON is a wonderfully crafted novel and especially recommended for teen readers ages 11-18."
Jennifer McIntosh
"Although the title suggests that this book is a how-to guide about becoming a dragon, it is much more. Razamanthus is a thirteen-year-old girl sent to live with her estranged father and his new family after a horrible accident leaves her mother in a coma. Rozzie's mother has always been enamored with dragons, and as Rozzie attempts to deal with her new living situation, she uses that love of dragons to help her cope.... It is a fun read and a worthy addition to any young adult collection."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014733953
  • Publisher: The Waking Light Press
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,369,588
  • File size: 479 KB

Meet the Author

Arlene Williams is the author of many books for children, including the award-winning "Dragon Soup" and "Tales from the Dragon's Cave... peacemaking stories for everyone." She has a Master's degree in English from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has studied graphic communications to learn computer illustration and animation as well as how to produce her own ebooks. Born in Pennsylvania, she has lived in the western United States since she was ten and now resides in Northern Nevada.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Phoenixwing

    I hope you don't mind me telling a story ,instead. First,
    •I am a yellow cat with a red chest.
    •^--^ I am a cat NOT A WOLF!
    About 10 moons ago, I was born. "What should we name our kits"? Said my mother,Midnightsky. "I know",said our father,Strongtail. "We can name the black and gray one,Darkkit and the golden one,Brightkit." "How about our last one?" Said our mother. "I don't know." A couple of days after I opened my eyes,the amazing happened. I was watching the birds fly when I saw... a firery bird with a yellow beck. "Hello!" I said. It flew away. That is right. I saw a Phoenix. I told my mother and father. "Midnightsky,Strongtail,Darkkit,and Brightkit,guess what?!" "What?" "I saw a lovely fire bird." Midnightsky couldn't belive what she was hearing. Nethier did Strongtail. "Yeah,right! No one has ever seen a Phoenix." Said Brightkit."Huh?" "Mousebrain."she whispered."What was that?" Said Midnightsky. "Nothing." "I belive her." Said Darkkit. After we ate some mice, my mother and father talked to me. "Your name will be Phoenixkit." They said. "Yipee!" Shortley after that we moved to Magmaclan. Then I saw a claner try to eat 2 little eggs. I hissed him away. I put the 2 eggs in my den and licked them. The eggs started to hatch. 2 little Phoenix chicks came out. I took them to the back of the den."What should I call you two?" Then a great idea came in my head. I looked at the girl and said "I will call you Phoebe." I look at the boy. "I will call you Jack." A moon later,I become Phoenixpaw. I thought my 2 chicks to fly. One day,the day before I become warrior. My Phoenix friends take to the clouds where Phoenixes lives. "This is where our parents were born." Said Jack. "Though we never knew them." Said Phoebe. The place was so cool i showed the whole clan. Brightpaw starts attacking them. Everyone eles to. Phoebe screams. Jack tries to fight them off. Soon they all left. My punishment was staying with for a moon. When came back,cats started calling me Phoenixkit and they made me sleep in the prisoners den. After a moon,they forget. Soon I make a clan with Phoebe and Jack. And I just got to the present.
    THE END!!!

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