My Father's Dragon Limited Edition of the 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Overview

2008 marks the 60th anniversary of My Father's Dragon and to celebrate we're offering a deluxe edition—a true collectible for the generations of readers who grew up reading about Elmer's adventures with the dragon. It's also a great gift to introduce new readers to this Newbery Honor book by Ruth Stiles Gannett.

This oversized deluxe edition features an unjacketed cloth cover, four-color illustrated end papers, an updated note from the author, ...

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Overview

2008 marks the 60th anniversary of My Father's Dragon and to celebrate we're offering a deluxe edition—a true collectible for the generations of readers who grew up reading about Elmer's adventures with the dragon. It's also a great gift to introduce new readers to this Newbery Honor book by Ruth Stiles Gannett.

This oversized deluxe edition features an unjacketed cloth cover, four-color illustrated end papers, an updated note from the author, and an elegant border design throughout the interiors.

This Limited Edition has been signed by the author!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
How delightful it is to run away once more with Elmer Elevator on his mission of mercy to rescue the blue dragon of Wild Island! And how easy it is to believe our practical hero's impeccable logic in all things. Of course twenty-five peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are sufficient to feed the stowaway on his voyage to the Island of Tangerina. Naturally thirty-one tangerines will see him through the adventures of Wild Island. Oh, but such adventures! Gannett's story just keeps expanding the boundaries of her surrealist vision. Then, the wonderfully correct wild animal drawings of Ruth Chrisman Gannett are added to illustrate this vision. Realistic these pencil sketches may seem—until the lion ties his mane in ribbons, the rhinoceros begins using toothbrush and paste to polish his horn, and the crocodile/lollipop bridge turns completely mind-blowing-and beats the pants off Aesop, to boot. Yes, this is the 60th Anniversary Edition of the beloved Newbery Honor book. It retains the marvelous color endpaper maps of Tangerine and Wild Island, while adding an author's note and brief biographies of both its writer, Ruth Stiles Gannett, and its illustrator, Ruth Chrisman Gannett (R.S.G.'s stepmother.) The end result remains irresistible. Reviewer: Kathleen Karr
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375856952
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Series: My Father's Dragon Series
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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