A Friend for Dragon (Dragon Tales Series #1)

A Friend for Dragon (Dragon Tales Series #1)

by Dav Pilkey

Hardcover(1ST AMERIC)

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Dragon becomes such close friends with an apple that he deeply mourns its loss and is overjoyed when more grow to take its place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531085349
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/1991
Series: Dav Pilkey's Dragon Tales Series , #1
Edition description: 1ST AMERIC
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

DAV PILKEY is the creator of many acclaimed children's books, including Dogzilla, Kat Kong, god bless the gargoyles, and the bestselling Captain Underpants series. His book The Paperboy received a Caldecott Honor. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. www.pilkey.com

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; DOG BREATH, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and THE PAPERBOY, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.

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A Friend for Dragon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Again, another adorable story!! Enjoyed it very much.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The teacher read this book to the class today, and I am astounded. The tale takes a Biblical turn toward genius when the snake in the grass tempts Dragon with the 'forbidden' fruit of friendship. Later, when Dragon questions the apple core about if it is okay, sick, or dead, I almost cried. Dragon is questioning his faith in the world and he receives no answer from a silent God. This might be Pilkey making an homage to the films of Ingmar Bergman. Dragon (inadvertently?) adds a Nietzschean dimension to his tragic situation when he questions if the 'apple'-- or God-- is dead. Factoring in the notes of regrowth and repetition at the end of the tale, I must conclude that this is Pilkey's masterpiece: a brilliant allegory regarding the Sisyphean struggles of mankind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imagine your life with someone who listens, shares, and will take you to the doctor when you need special care. That is what dragon does for his friend the apple. In return, apple gives dragon his attention, his shade, and shares his offspring. I love the Dragon series and share them with my students. I wish I could get more copies, but alas, they are going out of print.