A sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath.
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?
Josh Funk is the author of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast (Sterling), followed by its sequel The Case of the Stinky Stench (Sterling), Albie Newton (Sterling, 2018), How to Code a Sandcastle (Viking), Lost in the Library (Henry Holt), and more. He lives in Concord, MA.
Brendan Kearney is also the illustrator of the first Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, its sequel The Case of the Stinky Stench, and Bertie Wings It (all Sterling). He lives in St. Albans, UK.
Rodolfo Montalvo (rodolfomontalvo.com) grew up in Long Beach, California. He received a B.F.A. in illustration from California State University, Fullerton. He has illustrated children’s books including The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School and The Amazing Wilmer Dooley, both written by Fowler Dewitt. He currently lives with his wife in the Los Angeles area. Follow him on Twitter @RMontalvo3.