Kenny and the Dragon by Tony Diterlizzi

Kenny and the Dragon

Written by Tony Diterlizzi

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A fun-filled, thoroughly theatrical spin on the classic tale – The Reluctant Dragon - of subterfuge and showmanship. Kenny is a rabbit with two great friends – one of them a dragon and the other a retired knight. But when the local village folk discover there’s a dragon running loose, the stage is set for a battle of legendary proportions unless Kenny can stop it. Stunning illustrations and terrific writing from the creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles makes this a book to really treasure and to read and re-read time and time again.


Kenny and the Dragon by Tony Diterlizzi

Kenneth is a little rabbit with a very big problem. His two best friends are heading for a battle of legendary proportions - with each other! In one corner there's Graeme, a well-read and cultured dragon, with sophisticated tastes and no stomach for battle. In the other, there's George, a retired knight and dragon slayer who would be content to spend the rest of his days in his bookshop with a pipe and a good book.

But when the townsfolk catch wind there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, and call George out of retirement, the stage is set. And it's up to Kenny to avert disaster. A fun-filled, thoroughly theatrical spin on a classic tale of subterfuge and showmanship.

About the Author

Tony Diterlizzi

Tony Diterlizzi is co-creator of the international bestselling series, The Spiderwick Chronicles. He has illustrated numerous picture books for children, including Ted, G is for 1 Gzonk and the critically acclaimed The Spider and the Fly, which won the Caldecott Honor. Kenny and the Dragon is his first novel. Tony lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, with his wife, Angela, and their baby daughter, Sophia.

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160 pages


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Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

3rd August 2009




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