Falling Into the Dragon's Mouth (Hardcover)

By Holly Thompson, Matt Huynh (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9781627791342, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2016

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Description

In a Japanese seaside neighborhood lives Jason Parker:
a sixth grader
one year older than his classmates
a stinking foreigner to some classmates
an orange belt in aikido
a big brother
Jason Parker is just a boy trying to get through his days with calm and courage. If only everyone around him would let him.
This is a beautifully spare novel in verse about one boy's life--a story that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to fit in.



About the Author

Holly Thompson was raised in New England. She earned a BA in biology from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in English from New York University's Creative Writing Program. A longtime resident of Japan, she teaches creative writing at Yokohama City University.
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