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Dear Dragon

Dear Dragon by Josh Funk & Rodolfo Montalvo

Author: Josh Funk

Illustrator: Rodolfo Montalvo

Publisher: Viking / Penguin

ISBN: 978-0451472304

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. logo

*Brand New Companion Book*

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Book Cover of Dear Unicorn by Josh Funk and Charles Santoso featuring a Unicorn jumping through a rainbow above the title and a girl with a brush in her ear reading a letter below the title

Two pen pals receive the shock of a lifetime in this giggle-inducing ode to art, friendship, and keeping an open mind! Connie doesn't know Nic is a unicorn. And Nic has no clue that Connie is a human. With Josh Funk's signature laugh-out-loud humor and Charles Santoso's explosively fun illustrations, Dear Unicorn is a celebration of art, new friends, and stepping outside your comfort zone.

“While you may have other unicorn books, I guarantee you don’t have one quite like this!” - 2023 Sep/Oct Kids' Indie Next List Selection

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

  • 2016 *Starred Review* from Kirkus

  • 2016 Nerdy Book Club Award

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