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My Father's Dragon

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ISBN13: 9780440421214
ISBN10: 0440421217
Condition: Standard
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When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.


Includes excerpts from the author's Elmer and the dragon and The dragons of Blueland.

About the Author

Ruth Stiles Gannett wrote My Father's Dragon just a few years after her graduation from Vassar College in 1944. It was an immediate success, becoming a Newbery Honor Book, and was soon followed by two sequels, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. All three dragon stories have been continuously in print in the more than 40 years since their publication. The author's other books include Katie and the Sad Noise and The Wonderful House-Boat-Train. She is married to the artist and calligrapher Peter Kahn. They have seven daughters and seven grandchildren.

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Jeane, September 24, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
Very cute and clever! I loved this story about Elmer, a boy who runs away from home to rescue a baby dragon, when I was a kid and am now sharing it with my own daughter (4 years old). She can't wait to read each chapter!
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JennzWolfe, August 7, 2008 (view all comments by JennzWolfe)
My squirmy butt son loves this! He just turned 5 a few weeks ago and can't get enough! When we finished I had to run out and buy the other two! He's so excited ot read a new chapter each night. IT's a great simple story even roudy kids will love and it's engaging enough that adults will think it clever. You can tell it's an older story, but it has charm today's younger reader's simply cannot compare to! I HIGHLY reccomend this to kids from 3-8!
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Jessica Talley, February 23, 2007 (view all comments by Jessica Talley)
This is such a wonderful book. It has a good ending that leads into other books written by this author. This is a must read for children. It really gets the imagination going. It is wonderful to have books out there like this.
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Product Details

Ruth Stiles Gannett and Ruth Chrisman Gannett
Yearling Books
Gannett, Ruth Chrisman
Gannett, Ruth Stiles
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Animals, mythical
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Science Fiction
Action & Adventure - General
Fantasy & Magic
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
My Father's Dragon Trilogy
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
7.70x5.23x.25 in. .16 lbs.
Age Level:

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