Dear Dragon

Dear Dragon Cover Josh Funk Rodolfo Montalvo Penguin Viking

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.


Awards and Accolades for Dear Dragon

  • 2018/19 Missouri Association of Librarians (MASL) Show Me Award Nominee

  • 2018/19 Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee

  • 2017/2018 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 Nerdy Book Club Award

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