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Kenny & the Dragon

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ISBN13: 9781416939771
ISBN10: 1416939776
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What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the wrong idea and the stage is set for a fight to the death. So it's up to Kenny to give his neighbors front-row seats to one of the best-known battles in history — the legendary showdown between St. George and the dragon — without losing a friend in the fray.

Review:

"Fans hooked on DiTerlizzi's (coauthor of the Spiderwick Chronicles) goblins and fairies may be disappointed initially that his newest novel has neither, but chances are they'll warm up to this old-fashioned tale that contains at least one dragon. Kenny, a clever rabbit, befriends a dragon who has settled on his family's property. Overcoming his fears, Kenny soon realizes that Grahame is not the stereotyped fire-breathing creature he reads about in books but a well-read, insightful dragon with a flair for the dramatic arts and poetry. But news of Grahame's presence leaks out to the townsfolk, and before long the king summons a retired knight named (what else?) George — he is also a friend of Kenny's — to battle Grahame to the death. DiTerlizzi's novel is light-hearted and his informal pencil sketches enhance the creative interpretation of what would otherwise be a simple animal story. Some readers might struggle with the mannered vocabulary, which encompasses words like 'drake' and varlet,' and Beowulf references will probably be lost on the intended audience. Regardless, readers will understand the author's message: make friends, not unfair judgments. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The co-creator of the "New York Times"-bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles puts a fun-filled, thoroughly theatrical spin on Kenneth Graeme's "The Reluctant Dragon"--a classic tale of subterfuge and showmanship. Illustrations.

About the Author

Tony DiTerlizzi is the author of The Search for WondLa and A Hero for WondLa. He is also the co-creator and illustrator of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and the author and illustrator of Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure as well as the Zena Sutherland Award-winning Ted. His brilliantly cinematic version of Mary Howitt’s classic The Spider and The Fly earned Tony his second Zena Sutherland Award and also received a Caldecott Honor. Tony’s art has also graced the covers of such well-known fantasy writers as Peter S. Beagle, J. R. R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, and Greg Bear. His first chapter book, Kenny & the Dragon, debuted as a New York Times bestseller. He lives with his wife Angela and their daughter in Western Massachusetts and Jupiter, Florida. Visit Tony online at DiTerlizzi.com.

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Michelle Siegel, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by Michelle Siegel)
The tale of one Rabbit and one Dragon who would become the best of friends! A fairy tale style story with a perfect ending. Kenny the rabbit and Grahame (like the cracker) the dragon convince the entire village that there will be a fierce battle "to the death". A story filled with friendship, acceptance and a bit of suspense! I absolutely loved this story! A perfect book for the young and young at heart!
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Jonathan, October 16, 2008 (view all comments by Jonathan)
A delightful little book about a rabbit named Kenny and the dragon he befriends. Of course, the whole town wants to exterminate it, which is the source of a little tension.
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vintage26, May 11, 2008 (view all comments by vintage26)
This book sounds awsome!I rated a 4 because it hasn't came out yet.But,you better bet that i'll be getting a copy!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416939771
Author:
Diterlizzi, Tony
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Author:
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
fantasy; legend; myth; dragons; dragon; dragon slayer; St. George and the dragon; St. George; Kenneth Grahame; retelling; knight; royalty; king; rabbit; castles; maidens; maiden in distress; firebrather; mob; friendship; friends; illustrated; illustrated
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt (spec fx); b/w int halftone art
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 160 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9781416939771 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans hooked on DiTerlizzi's (coauthor of the Spiderwick Chronicles) goblins and fairies may be disappointed initially that his newest novel has neither, but chances are they'll warm up to this old-fashioned tale that contains at least one dragon. Kenny, a clever rabbit, befriends a dragon who has settled on his family's property. Overcoming his fears, Kenny soon realizes that Grahame is not the stereotyped fire-breathing creature he reads about in books but a well-read, insightful dragon with a flair for the dramatic arts and poetry. But news of Grahame's presence leaks out to the townsfolk, and before long the king summons a retired knight named (what else?) George — he is also a friend of Kenny's — to battle Grahame to the death. DiTerlizzi's novel is light-hearted and his informal pencil sketches enhance the creative interpretation of what would otherwise be a simple animal story. Some readers might struggle with the mannered vocabulary, which encompasses words like 'drake' and varlet,' and Beowulf references will probably be lost on the intended audience. Regardless, readers will understand the author's message: make friends, not unfair judgments. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The co-creator of the "New York Times"-bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles puts a fun-filled, thoroughly theatrical spin on Kenneth Graeme's "The Reluctant Dragon"--a classic tale of subterfuge and showmanship. Illustrations.
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