Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.8
Lexile® Measure: 990L
Guided Reading: N
Type of Book: Chapter Book
- Comedy and Humor
- Dragons and Mythical Creatures
- Courage, Bravery, Heroism
About This Book
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 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.
A 1948 Newbery Honor Book
* Library Journal, starred review