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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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Lots of children's books are interesting for adults, too, but I think there is a point where the book is for such a young reader that it's not going to be fun for an adult. Unfortunately, this book is part of the latter group. It is on the 100 Best Children's Books list, so there is definitely merit here, and the illustrations are lovely. But as an adult who is reading this on my own, it was boring. Why would an adult read a children's book on her own? Because I plan to read every book on the list that I never read as a kid, and so erase the embarrassment of admitting to my library school professor that I'd only read 12 of the listed books. Plus, as I said before, lots of children's and young adult books are very interesting, and good reads at any age. ( )
  blueskygreentrees | Jul 30, 2023 |
I just love this book. I really love the visual of the crocodiles with pink lollipops tied to their tales!! ( )
  davisfamily | Dec 11, 2022 |
Having just watched and very much enjoyed the animated film, I re-read the book. It's still a great read, just faster at 57 than it was when I was 10. I think I'll go re-read the rest of the series! ( )
  Jammies | Nov 13, 2022 |
Just the kind of silly bedtime story kids love. ( )
  fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
So many good childhood memories were created while reading this book over and over again during homeschool kindergarten and beyond. ( )
  graceandbenji | Sep 1, 2022 |
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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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