A Friend for Dragon (Dragon Tales Series #1)

A Friend for Dragon (Dragon Tales Series #1)

by Dav Pilkey

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From Dav Pilkey, creator of the New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes Dragon, the heartwarming hero adored by Dav's youngest readers!

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This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Lonely Dragon has made a friend, and he loves spending time with his new buddy! He enjoys telling scary stories, cracking funny jokes, and fixing a midnight snack for them to share. But when his friend appears to be ill, Dragon demonstrates what it means to be a true friend. In this warmhearted friendship story of love and loss, Dav Pilkey has created a lovable hero that everyone will cheer for!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338341065
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: Dav Pilkey's Dragon Tales Series , #1
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 393,154
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books. In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener. Dav has gone on to create award-winning and bestselling books for children. His Captain Underpants series has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. In 2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV show. Dav’s latest creation, Dog Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series with more than 23 million copies in print worldwide and translations available in more than 27 languages. Dav is also the creator of the Dragon series, the Dumb Bunnies series, Dog Breath, and The Paperboy, which is a Caldecott Honor Book. Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.