My Father's Dragon Deluxe Editionby Ruth Stiles Gannett, Ruth Chrisman Gannett
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.
Meet the Author
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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Classic stories never grow old. Year after year my elementary school students delight in the clever ways Elmer is able to outsmart the animals of Wild Island in order to rescue the baby dragon. There is a special magic about a place populated talking animals and where wild tangerine trees provide an easy snack. In a modern world full of books with street-smart characters that resort to bathroom humor, it is amazing to hear that My Father's Dragon is a perennial favorite. The Deluxe Edition brings back the color maps of the original inner covers and the updated forward by the author reminds me that the spirit of this story still echoes through today.