Brian is always in trouble at school, and his home life is far from peaceful. So he often runs away to the cave by the sea where he has happy memories. But there is something else in the cave: a creature, lonely and confused. Together they visit another world where they find wonderful friends, but also deadly enemies. Brian's life is torn between the two worlds, and he begins to feel that, in his own world at least, grown-ups can't be friends with dragons. “a lovely story, particularly for the older tweens and younger teens, touching, as it does, on some serious issues - the loss of a parent, teenage pregnancy and the child who feels isolated. It's all done in a non-preachy fashion and I'd like to thank the publisher for sending a copy to the Bookbag.” LoveReading4Kids: “a fast-paced and ultimately heart-warming tale that will appeal to 8+ year olds, particularly boys and a lovely read for fathers and sons to share.” Michelle Nicholson, Primary School Teacher, North Yorkshire: "Picked this book up on Saturday night and couldn't put it down until it was finished. Gripping story. Each chapter left me wanting more!!! I just had to know how it ended. As a primary school teacher I could relate the main character's feelings to some of the children I have worked with, and we can all relate to feeling that the world is against us sometimes. What an excellent read. Can't wait for more! Worth every penny...and more!" A letter from a parent: Dear Antony, My daughter and I recently finished reading your book ‘Grown-ups Can’t Be Friends With Dragons’ and I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed the story. We found it completely absorbing and very moving. We would look forward to bedtime reading to see what drama would unfold in the next chapter. As a teacher of drama I really appreciated each character and how they interacted with one another and the final chapter lefts us feeling like we had lived the adventure with Brian! Thank you for giving us a wonderful experience. We look forward to reading more of your work. Best regards, Jason Anders An Amazon reader review: “This book works brilliantly on so many levels. My daughter had intuitively described the dragon as the main character's counsellor and now I've read it, I can see what she meant. This is the story of a boy becoming a young man and realising that life is indeed about helping others. There are the two sides to the main character's life, the real, very emotionally difficult side and the imaginary/ fantasy side which helps him reconcile himself to his alcoholic father. The dragon helps heal the boy and Antony Wooten never sherks away from addressing difficult themes. The book is exciting, moving and thought provoking about the meaning of life and about why people are as they are. It's compassionate in it's portrayal of the characters and paints wonderful pictures in the mind.”
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