My Father's Dragon

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Random House, 1948 - Juvenile Fiction - 86 pages
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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 book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories) in Appendix B

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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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User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

I think this is an adorable children's story and I love, love the illustrations. Also, the naming of the characters and islands. I love it. There are some good lessons tucked into the story and Elmer ... Read full review

Review: My Father's Dragon (My Father's Dragon #1)

User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

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


My Father Meets the Cat
My Father Runs Away
My Father Finds the Island

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About the author (1948)

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.

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