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ISBN:0823414302
Author: Jennifer J. Stewart
ISBN13: 978-0823414307
Title: If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast!
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Language: English
Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Publisher: Holiday House; 1st edition (May 6, 1999)
Pages: 32

If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! by Jennifer J. Stewart



Start by marking If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! by. Jennifer J. Stewart (Goodreads Author). When a broken furnace is replaced by a fire-breathing dragon, Rick's life starts to get interesting.

If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! was Jennifer J. Stewart's debut novel. She entered the manuscript in three different national writing contests and it placed third, second, and then finally first. In between, Jennifer revised like a maniac. It sold to the first publisher she sent it to. Read a chapter. Prefer an e-book? Smashwords, Nook, Kobo, or Kindle.

all rights reserved. Published by Jennifer J. Stewart. This book was previously published in print by Holiday House. For my children, Page 3 of 183.

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Start reading If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! on your Kindle in under a minute. I like that this book is set in Arizona, where we live. It's an entertaining book, but not all that memorable for my kids. There were not enough scenes of traveling to historical times; there was too much present day. The book would have benefited from being quite a bit longer. I liked that the main character, Rick, was Hispanic without fuss - your ethnicity is a part of who you are, and Rick's ethnicity first comes up when he speaks to a woman in Spanish while he is time-traveling (several chapters into the story).

tongue-in-cheek humor will keep readers turning pages. IMy daughter and I listened to this book and really, really enjoyed it. If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! is a fun story of a fun loving, independent boy and girl and their adventures with a little dragon. What was one of the most memorable moments of If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast!? I really enjoyed the fun fairy tales twists with the girl kissing the frog, and turning animals into other creature/.

We also talked about her new picture book The Twelve Days of Christmas in Arizona, just released in time for the holidays, with illustrator Lynne Avril. Jennifer is also the board of directors for Make Way For Books: ww. akewayforbooks.

He dreads a long, dull, boring summer, until the day Madam Yang arrives on the scene. Madam Yang is no fairy godmother. She's a fire-breathing, princess-chasing, time-traveling, hotheaded dragon, with her own ideas on just about everything. Now Rick and his neighbor Natalie are in the hot seat. Narrator: Miranda Stewart. Category: Kids & Young Adults.

Jennifer J. Stewart published her first middle grade novel, If That Breathes Fire We’re Toast, around the same time I published mine, and we’ve been part of one another’s writing support systems ever since meeting at a book fair not long after. So it seems especially appropriate that today Jennifer contributes a post about the importance of community and support to the Writing for the Long Haul series. The Importance of Writer Friends. When my first middle grade novel1 was published, waaaay back in 1999 by Holiday House, I wasn’t part of a community of writers.

When eleven-year-old Rick and his mother move from San Diego to Tucson he is not too happy about the change, but when they get a fire-breathing, time-traveling dragon to replace their broken furnace, his new life starts to get more interesting.
Reviews: 3
Lonesome Orange Kid
At 47, I'm a little out of the age bracket of this book, but I still thought it was fun. Having lived in Tucson for 13 years and loved every minute of it, the references to living the local life there were very pleasant. Plus, the author is a good storyteller, and the characters were well drawn, especially the "green" one.
If not for the "Tucson" purchase circle, I would have never found this book, but I'm certainly glad I did. I notice the title has been high on the Tucson favorites list for quite a while. I think I will order some for my nephews back east.
Arakus
Do you like dragons? You'll love Madam Yang, who serves as a quasi-fairy godmother (the kind who breathes fire down your shorts) to Rick. This is a zany fantasy book, chockfull of adventures and humor. A great gift book for a reluctant reader -- hard to put down. The book is set in my hometown, Tucson, AZ, lots of wild, wild west.
Questanthr
I like that this book is set in Arizona, where we live. It's an entertaining book, but not all that memorable for my kids. There were not enough scenes of traveling to historical times; there was too much present day. The book would have benefited from being quite a bit longer.

I liked that the main character, Rick, was Hispanic without fuss -- your ethnicity is a part of who you are, and Rick's ethnicity first comes up when he speaks to a woman in Spanish while he is time-traveling (several chapters into the story). In light of that, it is jarring when he calls white kids "Anglos" -- I think that does the opposite, it points to the "otherness" of Hispanic kids. Sheesh. Maybe that is a function of the book being written ten years ago -- our family tries not to label other kids. Kids are kids: Some speak Spanish at home; some speak Vietnamese; we speak German. No big deal.

The father of the main character died; Mom does a good job as a single parent. New stepfather on the horizon. The kids have plenty of independence and seem normally well-adjusted. There is a bit in the book about joining a gang, and a bit about a drive-by shooting.