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Breathing Fire
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Breathing Fire
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When Ally's mom dies, Ally is left with no family, no friends and no future. Put into foster care at the age of fifteen, she has less than $200 to her name and nothing left to lose. When Ally meets Tate, a busking fire breather, she starts to see a new life for herself as a street performer. Ally decides to run away from her foster home, but her problems follow her. Hiding her age, sleeping on the streets and avoiding fights with other buskers, Ally discovers that there's more to life as a fire-breathing busker than not getting burned.

When Ally's mom dies, Ally is left with no family, no friends and no future. Put into foster care at the age of fifteen, she has less than $200 to her name and nothing left to lose. When Ally meets Tate, a busking fire breather, she starts to see a new life for herself as a street performer. Ally decides to run away from her foster home, but her problems follow her. Hiding her age, sleeping on the streets and avoiding fights with other buskers, Ally discovers that there's more to life as a fire-breathing busker than not getting burned.

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  • ATOS:
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  • Lexile:
    760
  • Interest Level:
    UG
  • Text Difficulty:
    3 - 4

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About the Author-
  • Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang is the author of several children's books and some books of poetry. Her work has been published and translated internationally, named to the OLA'S Best Bets for Children (2010), CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (2011 and 2012) and the Toronto Public Library's First and Best Book List (2012), and nominated for the Blue Spruce and Silver Birch Awards. She lives in Kingston, Ontario. For more information, visit www.sarahtsiang.wordpress.com.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    January 20, 2014
    Fire literally lights the way to a new and better life for a struggling teen in this brisk addition to the Soundings series, written at a fourth-grade level. When 15-year-old Ally’s mother dies, she’s left with no one and nothing in the world. But Ally finds excitement, hope, and a bit of romance when she meets Tate, a fire-breathing busker on the beach. Between Tate’s training and Ally’s gymnastics skills, she may have found a way to earn some money and make her way in the world. Tsiang’s protagonist crackles with personality, and readers will be rooting for Ally as she juggles, flips, and breathes fire to come into her own. Simultaneously available: Bike Thief by Rita Fuetl. Ages 12–up.

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