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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,340 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tony DiTerlizzi Narrator: Alan Cumming Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9780743572132
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What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a fun story with substance…The author’s reputation will enhance the popularity of this solid fantasy.” 

    School Library Journal

  • “ DiTerlizzi’s novel is light-hearted…Readers will understand the author’s message: make friends, not unfair judgments.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Alan Cumming’s delivery of this tale set in rural England brings a smile to the listener’s face from the very beginning…Cumming gives the beast a magnificent deep bass voice reminiscent of Sir John Gielgud at his most formal.” 

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik Halls | 2/19/2014

    " I have read this book about 5 times. It is my absolute favorite book in the whole world. You would never be able to count all of the funny parts in this fantastic book. Adventure and fantasy mixed into one. Best combination ever! I would very highly recommend this book to any adventurous reader! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candycloud | 2/16/2014

    " Beautiful Cover, and my mind and imagination went KAPOW when I read this. Lovely, but now a bit young for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eagle | 1/30/2014

    " The book I read was Super Fudge and the Author of this book is Judy Blume. If you like funny stories then you will like this book. Let me tell you about this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mitzi | 1/18/2014

    " It was ok, nothing crazy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clinton Smith | 1/7/2014

    " Excellent book for kids about what friendship means and how hard it is to be a good friend. Easy to read and follow with some unique vocabulary choices like, emblazoned and bestiary, for the kids to ask what the meaning is. Definitely a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 1/1/2014

    " I loved the literary allusions in this book, but 98% of them will go right over the heads of the intended audience. Young readers will enjoy this nonetheless, and they will root for Kenny and his huge dragon friend. Perhaps some of them will even go on to read Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon. It is devoutly to be wished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 12/17/2013

    " Kenny and the Dragon is a wonderful book about a sweet, erudite dragon who is befriended by a rabbit and misunderstood by the locals. Its premise is familiar, but the narrative quality makes it closer to a classic. I have no reservations about giving it the full five stars. I read this book to my son when he was four, and hope that he might choose to read it again on his own. We loved this book. Incidentally, DiTerlizzi also wrote the Spiderwick Chronicles, an amazing series for older children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmye Harris | 12/11/2013

    " the dragons name was grame "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 9/30/2013

    " Read this to my wife recently, and it just goes to show that DiTerlizzi doesn't need Holly Black. The art is wonderful and the story, albeit an often used storyline, still entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 9/22/2013

    " 2011-2012 Intermediate Golden Sower. Charming story of a young bunny who befriends a dragon and the plan they devise to save the dragon from the dragon slayer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaclyn | 9/12/2013

    " I thought this was a fun book for kids. Very simple but it talks about not judging people before you get to know them. I loved the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianestay | 9/9/2013

    " This is a sweet little book about judging, friendship and bravery. This is a good read-a-loud book. I really liked Kenny and the Dragon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 9/5/2013

    " Quick, cute read. Kids who like dragons will enjoy this book. Though, if you are a Spiderwick fan, even though it's by one of the authors of that series, there's really not that much similarity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 katsok | 8/10/2013

    " Sweet read about a rabbit, Kenny, and his friend he finds in the Dragon, Grahame. Truly enjoyed this read. Didn't hurt that it was poolside. (and my last of the Bluestem nominees) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 2/25/2013

    " Adorable artwork, adorable characters, and some cute whimsical touches made this a quick but enjoyable read. Love DiTerlizzi's attention to detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Strong Fraley | 10/24/2012

    " Fun to read and fun to read aloud. I read this book to my five year old who (quite unusually) sat still for 30 minutes at a time to listen. I then read this to my class of fourth graders, who begged me to read more each day. Nice vocabulary as an added bonus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. | 7/19/2012

    " This book is about a rabbit named kenny who one day hears about a dragon that lives on a mountain and decides to go meet him and figures out some dragons can be nice. Read th rest of the book to see what happens "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katieb (MundieMoms) | 6/23/2012

    " I got this thinking it would be fun to read to my son. He seemed to like it for the most part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 4/17/2012

    " A well-written, good story. It would make a better read-aloud than an independent reading book for younger kids as there are lots of references (Beowulf) and vocabulary that with explanation would enrich the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennybeast | 3/17/2012

    " A delightful story with really splendid illustrations on the perils of taking the world at face value. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 3/6/2012

    " This book was a wonderful mix of fantasy and adventure. About a little boy rabbit who becomes allies with a dragon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/31/2012

    " Forget the story just look at the pictures. Even though the story is cute the pictures are what make this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 8/18/2011

    " I read this to my 4 year old and he enjoyed every minute of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 6/15/2011

    " I am becoming a fan of Tony DiTerlizzi. I like short stories and he puts together really good ones. I like the different types of characters that he puts together. Can't wait to read another of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pbaker | 5/23/2011

    " Golden Sower nominee... a true story of friendship. Maybe after reading this story to my class there will be someone who wants to learn to play chess! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/16/2011

    " Wonderful illustrations and a plucky young hero, and most especially a very charming dragon make this book a delight for young and old alike. A refreshing diversion! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonah | 4/14/2011

    " Go roundbrook and for once the king looks nice (now how all the books and moves the king either looks bad or is bad) the mane charter is great the sides are awsome the book was just plain great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 4/7/2011

    " Fun sweet story that was great to listen to as Alan Cummings did a fantastic job on the narration. Sweet story about a 'bookish' rabbit who befriends a dragon and has to protect him from the town. Loved the references to other works of literature - very clever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 3/27/2011

    " Story of a genteel dragon and how he is saved by his rabbit friend from the fearful villagers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 3/25/2011

    " Very predictable, since I grew up knowing the story of "The Reluctant Dragon." Pictures were cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chloe | 3/24/2011

    " Kenny is a funny, out of place kind of rabbit in his town, spending more time with his nose in a book than out. When a dragon moves in onto his fathers fields, he doesn't realize that this terrifying dragon, (named Grahame) will soon be his bestest friend. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 3/16/2011

    " Read for the 2nd/3rd grade book club. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mangycat | 2/17/2011

    " What a wonderful story of friendship between two unlikely friends! DiTerlizzi's illustrations add so much to the story. Quick read for an adult, appropriately challenging read for a young reader. Nicely paced and thoroughly enchanting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 2/7/2011

    " I read this to my 4 year old and he enjoyed every minute of it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 1/28/2011

    " This was a really cute book, and I loved the illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelgirl | 1/17/2011

    " I've read this book so many times I love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeri | 1/15/2011

    " Not as creative as the spiderwick chronicles. It was a quick read and I was entertained. I was in it til the end to find out how Kenny was going to save his friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/14/2011

    " I am becoming a fan of Tony DiTerlizzi. I like short stories and he puts together really good ones. I like the different types of characters that he puts together. Can't wait to read another of his books. "

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