How to be a Dragon... without burning your tongue

How to be a Dragon... without burning your tongue

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by Arlene L. Williams
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014733953
Publisher:
The Waking Light Press
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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