My Father's Dragon

Open Road Media
Ages 6-8
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A boy risks his life to free a flying dragon in this beloved children’s classic and Newbery Honor Book.
 
Elmer Elevator has always wanted to fly, and when he takes in an old alley cat out of the rain, he gets his chance. The grateful cat tells him about a flying dragon that lives on the faraway Wild Island, where it has been tied up by a bunch of cruel animals and forced to work incessantly.
 
Not being the kind of boy who stands for such things, Elmer packs his knapsack and sets off to free the downtrodden dragon. Stowing aboard a ship and braving many dangers, Elmer will let nothing stop him from reaching Wild Island.
 
But if he’s going to save the dragon and finally fly, he’ll have to dig deep into his knapsack and outwit all sorts of tricky creatures inhabiting the isle.
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About the author

Ruth Stiles Gannett (born 1923) is an American children’s book writer best known for My Father’s Dragon. Ruth grew up in New York City, fostering a love of writing in schools and a household that encouraged it. She attended Vassar College and received a BA in Chemistry and served on the Children’s Book Council in New York as a staff member. Her first published book, My Father’s Dragon, was published by Penguin Random House in 1948 and was a runner up for the Newbery Medal. Two sequels followed, titled Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. She currently lives new Trumansburg, New York.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Jul 4, 2017
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Pages
17
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ISBN
9781504046268
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
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