Ruth Stiles Gannett My Father's Dragon

ISBN 13: 9781484817957

My Father's Dragon

4.09 avg rating
( 29,997 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781484817957: My Father's Dragon
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Ruth Stiles Gannett's classic children's story, My Father's Dragon (a Newbery Honor Book) about Elmer Elevator and the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon. Upon hearing about the dragon, Elmer stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon. The perfect bedtime story.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

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)

From the Inside Flap:

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781494915049: My Father's Dragon

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1494915049 ISBN 13:  9781494915049
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishi..., 2014
Softcover

9781940177441: My Father's Dragon

Creati..., 2013
Hardcover

9780394890487: My Father's Dragon

Random..., 1987
Softcover

9780440421214: My Father's Dragon

Yearling, 2005
Softcover

9781420955996: My Father's Dragon (Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett)

Digire..., 2017
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ruth Stiles Gannett
Published by Createspace
ISBN 10: 1484817958 ISBN 13: 9781484817957
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1484817958

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds