Did you know that in Japanese there are different sets of numbers for counting different things? Me, neither! That’s just one of the interesting facts I learned while reading Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi.
I don’t know about you, but learning new things while reading an entertaining story are two of the things I love most about books. And this week’s Operation Story Share combines those two things purr-fectly!
Here’s a blurb about the story:
Skye and Hiroshi are cousins, but they’ve never met. How could they, when Skye’s father hasn’t spoken to his Japanese family since before she was born? But now their grandfather is sick, and the family is coming to the United States for his treatment. Skye and Hiroshi are stuck with each other.
Now Skye doesn’t know who she is anymore: at school she’s suddenly too Japanese, but at home she’s not Japanese enough. And as Hiroshi struggles to improve his English, he has to contend with Skye butting in on his rokkaku kite-flying time with Grandfather—time that seems to be running out.
That reminds me of another thing I learned from this book. I sure would like to see a real live rokkaku battle like the one Skye and Hiroshi competed in! And my Feline Intuition tells me that if you read Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi, you’ll be wanting to see a rokkaku battle, too.