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[Ebook pdf] The Mysterious Misadventures of Foy Rin Jin: A Decidedly Dysfunctional Dragon

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#3353012 in Books 1999-10Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 10.50 x 9.25 x .25l, #File Name: 006028000X40 pages | File size: 31.Mb Jim Friedman : The Mysterious Misadventures of Foy Rin Jin: A Decidedly Dysfunctional Dragon before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Mysterious Misadventures of Foy Rin Jin: A Decidedly Dysfunctional Dragon: 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful. The Mysterious Adventures of Foy Rin JinBy A CustomerThis is a clever and different story about a very different dragon. It moves along nicely to a surprise ending -- a surprise more in your reaction to the ending than in the ending itself. I think the bottom age rating is too low, however. Instead of 4 it probably should be more like 6. And the top age could be anything from there on up.3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. It's not JUST for little kids!By PamelaI've been passing this book around to "kids" of all ages! Age doesn't seem to matter because Jim Friedman has written a book that appeals to folks who are looking for something light, but with a message that the young kids can "get." The older ones enjoy being reminded of Shel Silverstein's work. With hi-tech madness all around, a water-spouting dragon who turns out to be a hero refreshes and uplifts. As a read-aloud book, it's a nice one to read at bedtime - better to have pleasant dreams.Thanks Jim!3 of 3 people found the


following review helpful. A Great Read It Aloud Book!By AndreaEach holiday season I choose a book to read aloud at several of our local public libraries. This year I chose The Mysterious Misadventures of Foy Rin Jin because I found the story both touching and funny--an unusual combination. Children, parents and librarians were all very enthusiastic about this book, and I got a tremendous reception! I loved reading it aloud because of its wonderful use of language. I heartily recommend it. Foy Rin Jin is a huge, fierce, bright-red dragon who breathes water instead of fire, a disaster for any self-respecting dragon. So he leaves the dragon lair in disgrace to work on his problem in the human world. When he accidentally puts out a house fire by breathing water on it, however, he becomes a hero despite himself, and if you say his name out loud very fast a few times, some readers may think that's how we got the name for other shiny red water-spraying fire stoppers. This is a funny and different picture book for anyone who ever worried about not fitting in. From Publishers WeeklyIn this cursory, possibly offensive tale, a "dysfunctional dragon" runs away from home in shame because he spouts water instead of fire and ends up in a village whose human residents wear kimono-style tunics and live in pagodas. This might lead one to presume that "Foy Rin Jin" is an Asian moniker, but this is a very red herring. Instead, the villagers call out "Foy! Rin! Jin!" when the unlikely hero quells a fire with his hydrantlike breath: he's a "fire engine," as a transformative closing image demonstrates. Stren (Hug Me) draws with unsteady lines that give the characters a tottering appearance. Her skinny, scarlet beast sports an alligator snout, pointy toes and pathetic posture; he's not at all the muscular dragon of fantasy (a little yellow bird often urges him to "chin up!" or offers a tissue to dry his tears). First-time picture book writer Friedman's narrative, presented in a chatty manner, is as long-winded as the scaly protagonist. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.From School Library JournalKindergarten-Grade 3-An amusing and wisecracking tale of a big, red, shiny dragon who breathes water instead of fire. Foy Rin Jin runs away from Dragon Plateau and the well-meaning but hurtful silence of his fellow dragons who won't openly acknowledge his problem. In the unfamiliar land of LowLow Flateau, populated with humans, he finally gains acceptance, and even adulation, because of his unique trait (though he never stops aspiring to breathe fire). Youngsters will be attracted to the vivid color and bold, loose line work of the illustrations, and to the snappy dialogue and smart-alecky retorts appearing in dialogue balloons ("Get a grip"). There is a lot of text to wade through here. Despite the lightheartedness of the plot and eye-catching illustrations, younger children may grow restless before the punch line is revealed in a postscript (hint: what's red and puts out fires and sounds like "foy rin jin?").Mary Ann Carcich, Suffolk County Community College Library, Riverhead, NY Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.About the AuthorJim Friedman is a songwriter and playwright living in New York City. The Mysterious Misadventures of Foy Rin Jin is his first picture book.

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