Author: Josh Funk
Illustrator: Rodolfo Montalvo
Publisher: Viking / Penguin
Release Date: 9.6.16
George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and Science Fair projects.
There’s just one thing that the two friends don’t know: George is a human, while Blaise is a dragon! What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face?
A sweet and clever friendship story about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath.
Awards and Accolades for Dear Dragon
2018-19 Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Show Me Readers Award Nominee
2018-19 Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee
2017-18 Maine Chickadee Award Nominee
2017 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
2017 International Literacy Association (ILA) Teacher’s Choice Reading List
2017 SCBWI New England Crystal Kite Finalist
2020 *Starred Review* from Kirkus
2016 Nerdy Book Club Award