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My Father's Dragon (Paperback)

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    Description


    The Newbery Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue

    When Elmer Elevator hears about the baby dragon being held captive on Wild Island, he knows just what to do. First, he packs his knapsack with important supplies, like chewing gum, lollipops, and lots of rubberbands. Then he stows away on a ship headed for theisland. Along the way, Elmer meets many exotic animals. Each tries to sidetrack him, but Elmer has sometricks up his sleeve . . . or more precisely, in his knapsack. One way or another, he will rescue the dragon

    First published in 1948, My Father's Dragon has delighted generations of young readers. It is classic storytelling at its finest.

    AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK
    A COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS TEXT EXEMPLAR IN APPENDIX B

    "A real delight." --The New Yorker

    About 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.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780440421214
    ISBN-10: 0440421217
    Publisher: Yearling Books
    Publication Date: December 27th, 2005
    Pages: 74
    Language: English