Not your Typical Dragon

Bar-el, Dan (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Not your Typical Dragon

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"When Crispin Blaze turns seven, he's expected to breathe fire like all the other dragons. But instead of fire, he breathes a host of unusual things"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Bar-el, Dan
Title: Not your typical dragon
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Summary: "When Crispin Blaze turns seven, he's expected to breathe fire like all the other dragons. But instead of fire, he breathes a host of unusual things"--Provided by publisher.
Audience: 003 up.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 24 27 33 53 59 60 62 65 68 69 71 72 78 79 80 109 110 112 118 123 133 143 148 151 167 172 182 193 216 232 233 234 235 236 237 242 243 250 261 270
Additional Contributors: Bowers, Tim
ISBN: 9780670014026
Statement of Responsibility: by Dan Bar-el ; illustrated by Tim Bowers
Subject Headings: Dragons Juvenile fiction. Individuality Juvenile fiction. Self-acceptance Juvenile fiction. Dragons Fiction. Individuality Fiction. Self-acceptance Fiction.
Topical Term: Dragons
LCCN: 2012014391
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Apr 10, 2014
  • SingleMamma rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Really sweet tale of acceptance between family members and making slightly unusual friends not despite their differences but because of them.

Feb 07, 2014
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic children's book on being different and being accepted "despite" differences. Very cleverly written and adorable illustrations.

Poor Crispin Blaze! Born into an eminent family of fire-breathing dragons, he discovered that he could not breathe fire.

Instead, Crispin breathed out many other things, such as whipped cream, marshmallows, soap bubbles, teddy bears, red party steamers and beach balls. Each, in turn, was greatly enjoyed by someone around him … but after all, dragons are expected to breathe fire, aren’t they?

Bitterly disappointed in himself, Crispin decided to run away. He hid in a cave.

He soon had a visitor, a young knight, Sir George, looking for a fire-breathing dragon. (After all, a knight is expected to fight fire-breathing dragons, isn’t he?)

Sir George tried unsuccessfully to help Crispin breathe fire.

Later, Crispin began to feel homesick and returned to his family. His father was so happy to see him again and breathed out so much fire that the family home started to burn.

Dragons came running from all directions to help … but how? Everyone knew how to start fires, but not how to stop them.

Suddenly Crispin felt a tingling in his tummy. He opened his mouth … and water gushed out! It was enough water to save his home.

For the first time, Crispin was glad that he couldn’t breathe fire. (The other dragons were happy too.)

This amusing, not-so-typical dragon-and-knight story demonstrates to young listeners that everyone isn’t the same, and that we all have abilities which are useful in some way.

Apr 23, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Your difference can make you special. Crispin doesn't think so at first, as dragons are supposed to breathe fire, but he soon learns that what is typical is not always what is best. Crispin is very cute!


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