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My Father's Dragonby Ruth Stiles Gannett
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When Elmer Elevator tells a stray cat about his dream of being able to fly, he learns of a captive dragon on Wild Island. The dragon has been forced by the jungle residents to serve as their shuttle across a wide river — and anyone who rescues the dragon from its cruel captors might be entitled to a free ride.
Elmer needs no further encouragement to stow away aboard a ship to the island, where he matches wits with hungry tigers, an irate gorilla, cranky crocodiles, and other moody creatures. A charmingly illustrated Newbery Honor Book, this comic adventure story has delighted generations of children.
Young Elmer voyages to Wild Island to rescue a captive dragon by outwitting hungry tigers, cranky crocodiles, and other fierce animals. This charmingly illustrated Newbery Honor Book has delighted generations of readers.
A little boy who has always dreamed of flying stows away on a ship to Wild Island to rescue — and hopefully ride — a captive dragon. Young Elmer outwits hungry tigers, an irate gorilla, cranky crocodiles, and other animals in a charmingly illustrated Newbery Honor Book that has delighted generations of readers.
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