Kenny & the Book of Beasts

Category: Book
By (author): DiTerlizzi, Tony
Series: Kenny & The Dragon
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: September 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.70in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*In this highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor–winning author Tony DiTerlizzi's Kenny and the Dragon, Kenny must cope with many changes in his life-including the fear that he's losing his best friend.

What can come between two best friends?

Time has passed since Kenny Rabbit's last adventure with his best friend, the legendary dragon Grahame, and a lot has changed in the sleepy village of Roundbrook.

For starters, Kenny has a whole litter of baby sisters. His friends are at different schools and Sir George is off adventuring.

At least Kenny still has his very best friend, Grahame. That's before Dante arrives. Dante is a legendary manticore and an old friend of Grahame's. Old friends spend a lot of time catching up. And that catching up does not involve Kenny.

But there's a Witch to defeat, a pal to rescue, and a mysterious book to unlock. And those are quests for best friends, not old friends. Right?
Review Quote*"A long-eared young hero takes on a witch bent on trapping rare legendary creatures in a magical book.

Not so much a pastiche of E. Nesbit's short story "Book of Beasts" as an original novel with cribbed elements, this adventuresome outing regathers and expands the animal cast of DiTerlizzi's 2008 reworking of The Reluctant Dragon (titled Kenny & the Dragon) for a fresh challenge...this oblique homage to a now-creaky classic is lit by friendships, heroic feats, and exceptional art." - Kirkus Reviews
Review Quote*"This may be a cozy world filled with darling animals-DiTerlizzi's fabulous illustrations bring them adorably to life-but the stakes are high, and the lessons on friendship, acceptance, and the dangers of prejudice are meaningful. It's certainly worth the return to the remarkable Roundbrook and its residents." - Booklist
Biographical NoteTony DiTerlizzi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for twenty years. From fanciful picture books, such as Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure and The Spider and the Fly (a Caldecott Honor Book), to fantastic middle grade novels like Kenny & the Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony imbues each story with his rich imagination. He created The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black, which has sold millions of copies around the world. You can learn more about Tony at