Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Flying the Dragon

I like having time with my three siblings and my mom to read books.  The last book we read was called Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi.  It's about a girl named Skye.  She was half Japanese and half American and her Japanese cousin came over to America.  Her cousin loved flying kites.  Their grandfather makes kites and her cousin then would fly them.  My favorite part of the book was at the end.  If you like flying kites, it's a good book for you to read.  It's also about Skye had to learn Japanese and her cousin had to learn English.

by Eden, Grade 2

Read-aloud for our family is every day of the week, not weekends.  We read a book at around 1:00 and this time it was Flying the Dragon which is a book about a girl named Sorano (Skye) who finds out that her father's brother and father are coming to America.  They are also bringing her uncle's little son, Hiroshi.  When Hiroshi gets here he feels mad because he wants to go back to Japan with his grandfather who is sick with cancer.  Hiroshi's hobby is flying kites with his grandfather.  One day Sorano finds out about Hiroshi's hobby and wants to fly kites as well.

The book is not just about kites.  The author wanted to show us that it's hard for people coming from other countries to figure out new languages.  It's about friendship.  It's about sadness and life and death.

I would give the book 4 Dragon-shaped kites out of 5 Dragon-shaped kites for enjoyability.

by Isaac, Grade 6

I like to draw when Mom reads.  We read Flying the Dragon.  I liked the kite flying parts.

by HopeAnne, Grade K

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