When Dennis the dragon emerges from his egg, he cannot yet breathe fire. This is not unusual in the dragon world, but the quest Dennis undertakes to find his flame most certainly is. An alphabetical series of instructions guides the young dragon as he journeys from castle to countryside, from fairground to forest until he arrives at the blazing crater of a volcano. He meets villains, imps, gnomes and knights along the way — as well as a mischievous jester who stays close to his side from A to Z.
has earned the Aurora Award for Fantasy and Science Fiction Illustration, and the CLA's Notable designation. Also an accomplished musician, Martin lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and two daughters.
"An elegantly entertaining 'Elfabet'!"
— Guy Gavriel Kay
"Fun, ingenious and witty."
— Pauline Baynes, illustrator of the Chronicles of Narnia and the work of J.R.R. Tolkien