Breathing Fire: Orca Soundings.
Written by Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang
Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2014
 $16.95 LIB 978-1-4598-0566-8
 $9.95 PB 978-1-4598-0565-1
 $9.95 EB 978-1-4598-0568-2
133 pages, 4 1/4" x 7"
IL: Ages 12 and up RL: Grade 4
When Ally's mom dies, Ally is left with no family, no friends and no future. Then she meets Tate, a busking fire breather, and Ally decides to run away from her foster home to start a new life as a street performer. 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.
BUSKING | STREET CULTURE | FOSTER HOMES | RUNAWAYS