Tony DiTerlizzi is the co-author of the bestselling serial The Spiderwick Chronicles, which earlier this year was released on the big screen. Kenny and the Drago is his debut novel and is a charming and humorous fairy-tale about the importance of friendship.
Inspired by Kenneth Graeme's classic tale The Reluctant Dragon, Kenny and the Dragon is the story of a little rabbit called Kenneth, better known as Kenny and his two best friends, George and Grahame. George is a bookshop owner and retired dragon slayer and Grahame a reluctant dragon who enjoys reading poetry and eating crème brulee.
The sleepy town of Roundbrook is awoken when the residents discover there is a dragon in a local field, the friendly and non-offensive Grahame. As a result George receives a letter from the King asking him to come out of retirement to slay the dragon... much to Kenny's dismay.
What can Kenny do? His two best friends are heading for a battle of legendary proportions and unfortunately it's with each other! The only way to save them all is for Kenny to convince George to spare Grahame's life and disobey the King.
With his neighbours anticipating one of the best-known battles in history... the showdown between St George and the Dragon, Kenny and his friends must put on the show of a lifetime. But can they pull it off?
Tony DiTerlizzi is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling series The Spiderwick Chronicles. He is also the author of several picture books including Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-this-World Moon Pie, G is for Gronk and an illustrated adaption of The Spider and the Fly which has been awarded the Caldecott Honor. He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.
Kenny and the Dragon
Simon and Schuster Australia
Author: Tony DiTerlizzi