My father's dragon, Volume 1

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Random House Children's Books, Nov 12, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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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.

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Fun story with great illustrations. - Goodreads
The wonderful pictures only add to the excellent story. - Goodreads
The pictures throughout are fun and wonderfully done. - Goodreads

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Fun story with great illustrations. Perfect beginning chapter book. Read full review

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User Review  - Keegan - Goodreads

A boy goes on an adventure to rescue a dragon on a far-away island and he has some surprising solutions to the dilemmas he faces. I just finished reading this to my five-year-old. His three-year-old ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

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 years since their publication. The author's other books include Katie and the Sad Noise and The Wonderful House-Boat- Train. She is married to the artist and calligrapher Peter Kahn. They have seven daughters and seven grandchildren.