The Different Dragon

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Two Lives Publishing, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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This bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how a lively, curious boy helps one of his moms create a magical tale. Together they weave a nighttime adventures that lands young Noah and his singing cat Diva deep in dragon territory. Join them as they make an unexpected discovery and help a new friend find his way.

Also available in Spanish, " El dragon diferente ."
When 7th grader Alba Clark expressed an interest in translation, her Spanish teacher Pamela Torres handed her a copy of "The Different Dragon." This passionate teacher and her motivated student worked closely together, delving into the essence of language and searching for words to honor the intention of the original story. Because of their efforts Two Lives Publishing is proud to bring you "El dragon diferente."

Author's Note:
I wrote "The Different Dragon" more than ten years ago, when I longed to read my children bedtime stories that mirrored the reality of our playful, average two-mom family. At the time I was also beginning my work as a PreK-12 consultant, helping schools address issues of gender and sexuality. Early Elementary teachers use "The Different Dragon" to teach students about the joy of telling stories, the value of being true to oneself, and the problem with stereotypes--- even of dragons. The Gay Lesbian Straight Educators Network (GLSEN) created a PreK-3rd grade lesson featuring Dragon that explores different kinds of families. "

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

A picture-book with a purpose, The Different Dragon is a bedtime story within a bedtime story. Noah, a young boy with two mothers, enjoys a wonderful, and interactive, bedtime story with Go-Ma (one of ... Read full review

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Noah is a young boy receiving a bed time story from one of his two mothers, and the bedtime story is about a sweet dragon who doesn't want to be fierce and mean all the time. A fun children's story about acceptance, and self-identity.

About the author (2006)

In 1983 Jennifer Bryan started her long career as an educator by becoming a high school English teacher. As a psychologist and educational consultant for the past 30 years, she has worked to create inclusive classrooms, curriculum and programs in PreK-12 schools. She lives in Northampton, MA with her partner and two teenage children. To learn more about her work as founder and principal of Team Finch Consultants, please visit www.teamfinchconsultants.com.

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