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My Father's Dragon Hardcover – October 3, 2013
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My Father's Dragon--a favorite of young readers since the 1940s and a Newbery honor book--captures the nonsensical logic of childhood in an amusingly deadpan fashion. 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. With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, Elmer disarms the fiercest of beasts on Wild Island. The quirky, comical adventure ends with a heroic denouement: the freeing of the dragon. Abundant black-and-white lithographs by Ruth Chrisman Gannett (the author's stepmother) add an evocative, lighthearted mood to an already enchanting story. Author Ruth Stiles Gannett 's stand-alone sequel, Elmer and 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. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
Fun Story and sweet illustrations. The main character Elmer uses his wits to get out of predicaments without anyone getting hurt, but learning a lesson.
Recommend reading all 3 books in this series.
Our kids absolutely LOVED this as a read aloud. It is a chapter book but only 87 pages so not a long and overwhelming read. Full of action so plenty to keep even the youngest one gripped.
The story in itself is wonderful, a favorite of mine as a child and while my son (4) isn't enjoying it as much now I don't doubt that if I reintroduce it again at a later age, he would be just as enthralled as I was.
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