In the tradition of OLD YELLER comes the heartwarming friendship between a boy and his Tyrannosaurus Rex
When Ely's beloved dog, Tommy, is hit by a car, he goes to his grandpa's house for the summer to get his mind off things. While exploring a nearby cave one day he discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the news of the dinosaur grows around town, so does the friendship between Ely and his Jurassic pet. But Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he's going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur-to devastating effect.
About the Author
Chris Firth is an award winning writer of short fiction (Electraglade Tales - ACE Writer's Award) and Whitby folklore expert. He has several novels and short story collections published including Branwell Bronte's Tale, The Strip, Hocus Focus Hullabaloo and whith photographers the 'Whitby 199' triology.
TOMMYSAURUS REX was nominated for two Eisner awards in 2005:
Best Graphic Album-New
Best Publication for a Younger Audience
Praise for GHOSTOPOLIS
* "TenNapel's colorful illustrations are filled with energy and life."--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review
"TenNapel is a terrific cartoonist and in fine form here."--BOOKLIST
PRAISE FOR BAD ISLAND
*"A clever, old-fashioned adventure with some modern twists and a light-hearted tone, this, like TenNapel’s previous work, is not to be missed."--BOOKLIST, starred review
*"TenNapel has crafted another rip-roaring adventure with wide audience appeal."
--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review
Praise for CARDBOARD
* "An exceptionally seamless blend of action and philosophy, two elements that usually do not mix easily; TenNapel handles this masterfully. Utterly brilliant."--KIRKUS, starred review
"A boldly imaginative and ambitious tale."--THE HORN BOOK
"[TenNapel] provides moments of great sweetness and heaps and heaps of bizarre fun, a quality that has become his veritable trademark."--BOOKLIST