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My Father's Dragon

My Father's Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett
When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and under-appreciated flying baby dragon, he packs his knapsack with supplies and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. Nothing will stop Elmer from rescuing the dragon!
The classic fantasy trilogy of Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon has delighted children and their parents for generations. A 1948 Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, My Father's Dragon is followed by Elmer and the Dragon ("rich, humorous, and thoroughly satisfying"*) and The Dragons of Blueland ("ingenious and plausible, the fantasy well-sustained"*). Each story stands alone, but read in succession, they are an unforgettable experience.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
DRA
30
Guided Reading
N
Publisher
RAD - RANDOM HOUSE, INC. (CHILDREN)
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
80
Genre
Classics, Comedy and Humor, Fantasy

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