for Danny's Dragon by Janet Muirhead Hill
The ten-year-old son of a Montana rancher has difficulty accepting the death of his father┐his best friend┐in the war in Iraq. His horse, Dragon, and the imaginary dragon he creates, help him come to terms with his loss, reconnect with his family, learn to accept himself, the changes in his world, and those of other cultures when he becomes a classmate of an Iraqi boy. This book is written to help those who have lost a loved one know they are not alone and that their feelings and reactions are valid. It is to help those teachers, counselors, parents, and peers have a better understanding of the grief and anguish experienced by these children.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.