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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: My Father's Dragon
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (March 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780440421375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440421375
  • ASIN: 0440421373
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ruth Stiles Gannett wrote My Father's Dragon just a few years after her graduation from Vassar College in 1944. She lives in Upstate New York.

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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They are delightful with wonderful illustrations!
mackenzee
These books are great for kids who are reading early chapter books -- they're not terribly long, but they're quite creative.
Laura Matheny
This is a fun book in a fun series that will entertain children of all ages.
Mark Baker

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
Elmer has arrived safely home, but not for long. When his friend the Dragon leaves to find his own family, he discovers they've been taken prisoner by some men who want to sell them to zoos. Now the Dragon must find Elmer in time to help his family without being spotted by other humans. But what if Elmer can't come up with a plan?
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.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen Greenbaum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
I love children's books that open with a map, and the "Dragons of Blueland" (the third in Gannett's series about the dragon) promises adventures in such exciting locales as "Seaweed Bay," "The Awful Desert," "Popsicornia," and the "Spiky Mountain Range."
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!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 1, 1998
Format: Paperback
I like this book because it's very adventurous. They find a lot of really cool things. I like all the things they make-believe and the way everything is drawn. All the things they make in the book are really creative.
Rachel Davis, age 7
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "cdcorliss" on June 14, 2001
Format: Paperback
I bought this book without ever having heard of it or the author; but my son was having a dragon birthday theme, so I took a chance. What wonderful luck. It is good for children age 4 to 40! We have read it numerous times and the chapters provide comfortable break points as well. This book stirs the imagination and keeps the reader and listener interested!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EscapeArtist on March 10, 2009
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I was browsing at a bookstore and was randomly drawn by the artwork on the cover of the first book in this series "My Fathers Dragon". I know, the old saying "never judge a book by it's cover" is a good edict to hold to, so I read both the back and inside cover to find that it was first published the late 1940's. On a whim I decided to buy it for my daughter who in turn loved it so much that she woke up early the next morning to read before school, which was rare and exciting all at once. Even for an adult, it seems like such a great idea to imagine packing a backpack with traveling "essentials" such as pink bubble gum and rubber bands. The main character Elmer falls into many traps that he creatively works through including tricking a lion by brushing his hair, befriending a dragon, and so on. As a parent what I love best is that all of these books evolve around mishaps that end with good clean humor not unecessary modern-day-drama or blood-guts-and-gore! The next obvious step was to purchase the remaining two books (this being the last in the series)and my daughter has loved them so much that she took them all to school to share in class and they still haven't come back. Unlike most series books that seem to get boring as they go along, this trio has held our attention all the way through! A 'must have' for any 7 or 8 (or 32+) year old readers out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura Matheny on June 26, 2006
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These books are great for kids who are reading early chapter books -- they're not terribly long, but they're quite creative. My son loves them!
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By Kmw23 on June 19, 2014
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A great early chapter book to read aloud to my 4 year old. It holds his attention and he wants me to keep going.
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By Teri on April 13, 2014
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Used as a read aloud for third grade.....after they grappled with "dragon abuse" at the start, it became a book of patterned adventures with lively animal character. It lent itself to a multitude of comprehension activities (search " 'The Dragons of Blueland' lapbook").
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