My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles GannettMy Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

My Father's Dragon

byRuth Stiles Gannett

Paperback | December 27, 2005

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The Newbery Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue!

When Elmer Elevator hears about the baby dragon being held captive on Wild Island, he knows just what to do. First, he packs his knapsack with important supplies, like chewing gum, lollipops, and lots of rubberbands. Then he stows away on a ship headed for theisland. Along the way, Elmer meets many exotic animals. Each tries to sidetrack him, but Elmer has sometricks up his sleeve . . . or more precisely, in his knapsack. One way or another, he will rescue the dragon!

First published in 1948, My Father’s Dragon has delighted generations of young readers. It is classic storytelling at its finest.


"A real delight." —The New Yorker 

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 ...
Title:My Father's DragonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.63 × 5.19 × 0.24 inPublished:December 27, 2005Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0440421217

ISBN - 13:9780440421214

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfectly Good A lovely and clever tale that brings to mind the Phantom Tollbooth.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A captivating adventure "My Fathers Dragon" combines wit, adventure and thought. It is a true classic and should be the standard for which all childrens books are compared. This book cobines everything that adult to child find exciting . The illustrations are beautifully done and captivating.If you are looking for a bed time story that will be worn out because of reading and re-reading you have found the book. It ranks as one of my all time favorite books.
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