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The Dragons of Blueland (My Father's Dragon) Paperback – March 13, 2007
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Ruth Chrisman Gannett was already a well-established illustrator when she began collaboration with her stepdaughter on My Father's Dragon.
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This is the final in the My Father's Dragon series. It lives up to the second book, but both fall a little short of the creativity and humor of the first. Still, fans will want to know how the series ends and won't be disappointed with the story presented here. As with the others, the storyline and vocabulary are perfect for the beginning reader or as a read aloud story.
This series is a great way to introduce kids to the joys of reading. Parents will also enjoy the clever fantasy storylines. This is a fun book in a fun series that will entertain children of all ages.
The book delivers, as Elmo Elevator, a "brave boy of nine," helps his dragon friend Boris rescue his family. The story is comforting yet cleverly exciting and humorous. The soft black and white illustrations (done by the author's stepmother, who also did the illustrations for the first edition of Steinbeck's "Tortilla Flat") are a gentle compliment to the text. First published in 1951, this is good fun!
Rachel Davis, age 7
This is more of the same fun fare that characterized the first two books, capitalizing on the mystique of dragons which makes Elmer's participation in their lives quite a romantic adventure. Again, Elmer would set a better example by confiding in his parents, but the lighthearted and fanciful nature of this adventure may help young readers interpret his behavior without emulating his secrecy.
The dragon's family have been trapped by men, and so the dragon--whose name, we learn, is Boris--flies back to get Elmer's help. I won't give away any more, except to say that there is plenty of satisfying fantasy action. The plot elements are well tied together in the last chapters.
My boy liked all three books, but they did not capture his attention better than, for example, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. These are lightweight fantasies, and the writing is pretty pedestrian. But they're great for early readers and have enough in the way of engaging action and sympathetic characters to hold a kid's attention.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think that the book is so good and interesting. If I were Elmer I would be so happy to have meet a baby dragon!Published 2 months ago by spunkerbean
I'm a teacher and I read aloud this book to my students. It's a great sequel to My Father's Dragon. My students absolutely loved the continued adventure. It's a great story.Published 3 months ago by MH
My son loved this series of books. It's the first set of chapter books that we've read aloud to him and that's been really cool. I would recommend these to anyone!Published 3 months ago by PammiAnn
While not quite as amazing as the first book in this trilogy, The Dragons of Blueland doesn't disappoint! More fun adventures of Elmer and his dragon.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son says that these books are excellent and that this is his favorite of the series. I would recommend them for kids in Elementary school.Published 4 months ago by Native Dawg