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Dragon Meets Boy

Dragon Meets Boy

Michael Slack

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Michael Slack's Dragon Meets Boy is a moving friendship story about the universal joys and tender heartaches of growing up, for fans of Toy Story.

One summer day a boy meets a dragon. They become instant friends and share incredible adventures together. When Boy is sad, Dragon cheers him up. When Boy is scared, Dragon makes him feel brave. But, in time, things start to change. Boy gets bigger, while Dragon stays the same. Dragon seems so lonely, until the circle continues with a new generation with Boy’s daughter!

This deftly poignant story captures the lifelong friendship between a child and a beloved toy.

Christy Ottaviano Books


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Praise for Dragon Meets Boy

"[A] sweet, heartfelt tale about love transcending generations . . . Readers will love the idea that beautiful childhood memories last a lifetime." --Kirkus Reviews

Slack’s calm, measured storytelling doesn’t overplay the pathos, and the relief when the box is finally opened, to reveal that the dragon will now belong to Boy’s daughter, should resonate." --Publishers Weekly

"In a sequence reminiscent of the Toy Story franchise, Boy goes off to college and packs Dragon away, and Dragon suffers through lonely years until he’s pulled out of the box, and he meets Girl. Slack’s digitally painted and collaged illustrations render the fantasy world perfectly in this poignant exploration of friendship."--Booklist


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Michael Slack

Michael Slack is the creator of Bunny Built and the animal rescue picture book series that includes Monkey Truck, Elecopter, and Turtle Tug to the Rescue. He is also the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Race Car Count by Rebecca Dotlich. He is an artist and character designer, and his work has been featured in books, television, and games. He lives in Lafayette, California, with his family.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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