In a Japanese seaside neighborhood lives Jason Parker: a sixth grader one year older than his classmates a stinking foreigner to some classmates an orange belt in aikido a big brother Jason Parker is just a boy trying to get through his days with calm and courage. If only everyone around him would let him. Falling into the Dragons Mouth is a beautifully spare novel in verse by Holly Thompson, full of detailed illustrations by Matt Huynh, about one boy's life—a story that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to fit in.