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My Father's Dragon (1948)

by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Other authors: Ruth Chrisman Gannett (Illustrator)

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Series: My Father's Dragon Series (1)

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A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

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This book is one of the very best read alouds in the first or second grade classroom. The children are spellbound and eager for each session. Elmer travels with a baby dragon all by himself, has an adventure on an island full of canaries, and returns home in about ten days with nice gifts for his parents.

Children of today are so watched over and worried over they can't imagine a boy having an adventure like this on is his own. Young listeners to this story daydream about such a life. ( )
  WiseOwlFactory | Feb 20, 2022 |
Delightful children's book. Just scary enough to be exciting for younger readers and the illustrations are really beautiful. ( )
  wreade1872 | Nov 28, 2021 |
My granddaughter loved this book! ( )
  Stacy_Krout | Aug 24, 2021 |
Cute, the boys liked it. ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
It's a cute story, good for children.

A story about the narrator's father's adventures, gone fantastic. There are talking animals and a dragon and it's never really clear how much if any of this might have happened... but in the end, does it matter?

It's cute and teaches kids how to solve problems, make new friends, and rescue dragons. Life lessons worth learning. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
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Ruth Stiles Gannettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gannett, Ruth ChrismanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weiss, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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One cold rainy day when my father was a little boy, he met an old alley cat on his street.
He took chewing gum, two dozen pink lollipops, a package of rubber bands, black boots, a compass, a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste, six magnifying glasses, a very sharp jackknife, a comb and a hairbrush, seven hair ribbons of different colors, an empty grain bag with a label saying "Cranberry," some clean clothes, and enough food to last my father while he was on the ship. (p. 20)
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A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

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