When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the wrong idea, and the stage is set for a fight to the death. So it's up to Kenny to give his neighbors front-row seats to one of the best-known battles in history - the legendary showdown between St. George and the dragon - without losing a friend in the fray.
©2008 Tony DiTerlizzi; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
Fairy Tale Fan
The narrator filled Tony DiTrilizzies delightful characters with personalities and emotions that made them real to my four children and I as we looked forward to each chapter!
Having recently enjoyed a community Author Presentation by Tony DiTrilizzi, my children and I have looked up all of his titles. We have also enjoyed reading and listening to his Wondla series and later plan to enjoy his Spiderwick Chronicles. His fanciful characters take a unique twist on our common perceptions as he skillfully writes in the voices of the children he's engaging the interests of.
We were particularly tickled by the picture and scene of Graham sticking his massive head in the bunny hutch window to enjoy meals with his friends:)
Yes! But it was a joy we looked forward to each day as we waited to listen to a chapter at a time at lunchtime. This allowed my four children to dream, surmise, anticipate and more between chapters!
I bought the audio because I coach an Elementary Battle of the Books Team and I like to listen to the books. I always listen to the samples before buying and I loved Alan Cumming's portrayal of the characters. He is animated and gives each character a distinct voice. He brought the wonderful book to life.
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