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My Father's Dragon

My Fathers Dragon


Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett


A young boy runs away from home to rescue an abused baby dragon held captive to serve as a free twenty-four hour, seven-days-a-week ferry for the lazy wild animals living on Wild Island.
My Father's Dragon is a must own child's book. The author is Ruth Stiles Gannett and the publisher is Yearling. It went on sale on the 27th of December, 2005. The paperback book is concerning Dragons as well as Rescues and Animals and it is thought of as excellent fiction. In the Dewey Decimal System number is PZ7.G15 My 2006. The book has 96 pages and it is packed with black & white artwork. If you love this book you'll want to get the sequel Elmer and the dragon. If you need a copy of this book for your kids, check out our partners via the link on this site.

My Father's Dragon--a favorite of young readers supplied that the 1940s and a Newbery honor book--captures the nonsensical logic of childhood in an amusingly deadpan fashion. Author Ruth Stiles Gannett 's stand-alone sequel, Elmer in addition to the Dragon, and her third volume, The Dragons of Blueland both received starred reviews in School Library Journal and are as fresh and original as her first. The story begins when Elmer Elevator (the narrator's father as a boy) runs away with an old alley cat to rescue a flying baby dragon being exploited on a faraway island. The quirky, comical adventure ends with a heroic denouement: the freeing of the dragon. (Ages 4 to 8) Abundant black-and-white lithographs by Ruth Chrisman Gannett (the author's stepmother) add an evocative, lighthearted mood to an already enchanting story. With the assist of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, along with a fine-toothed comb, Elmer disarms the fiercest of beasts on Wild Island.


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