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My Father's Dragon By Ruth Stiles Gannett My Father s Dragon Elmer Elevator narrator s father as a boy runs away with an old alley cat to rescue a flying baby dragon being exploited on a faraway island With the help of two dozen pink lollipops rubber bands ch

  • Title: My Father's Dragon
  • Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • ISBN: 9780440421214
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • My Father's Dragon By Ruth Stiles Gannett Elmer Elevator narrator s father as a boy runs away with an old alley cat to rescue a flying baby dragon being exploited on a faraway island With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine toothed comb, Elmer disarms the fiercest of beasts on Wild Island.
    My Father's Dragon By Ruth Stiles Gannett

    My Father s Dragon Gannett, Ruth Stiles, Gannett, Ruth My Father s Dragon is a children s novel by Ruth Stiles Gannett about a young boy, Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby Dragon The narrative mode is unusual, in that the narrator refers to the protagonist only as my father, giving the impression that this My Father s Dragon Netflix Official Site My Father s Dragon Movies Based on Books Based on the Newbery winning children s books, this animated film follows a young boy who runs away to an island to rescue and befriend a baby dragon. My Father s Dragon My Father s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett My Father s Dragon is a perfect first chapter book to read to your four or five year old because there are pictures on almost every page The chapters are short and simple, and it moves along at a nice pace It s action based, which is what makes it so attractive to younger readers. My Father s Dragon Gannett, Ruth Stiles, Gannett, Ruth My Father s Dragon was the first of her children s books, and it proved so popular that she wrote two sequels The three books have remained continuously in print since their initial publication than years ago Gannett s mother in law, Ruth Chrisman Gannett, provided the lovely illustrations My Father s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett A Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, i My Father s Dragon i is followed by iElmer and the Dragon i quot rich, humorous, and thoroughly satisfyingquot and iThe Dragons of Blueland i quot ingenious and plausible, the fantasy well sustainedquot. My Father s Dragon film My Father s Dragon Penn My Father s Dragon Chapter Four American Literature Read Chapter Four of My Father s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett The text begins MY FATHER FINDS THE RIVER The jungle began just beyond a narrow strip of beach thick, dark, damp, scary jungle My father hardly knew where to go, so he crawled under a wahoo bush to think, and ate eight tangerines.

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    1. Mischenko on said:

      My Father s Dragon is a childhood favorite that will never get old It s a perfect read out loud story for young readers The black and white illustrations are delightful and it s a story that will be enjoyed forever 5

    2. Dawn Marie on said:

      In the third grade, I met Mrs Palombi, my favorite teacher ever She taught us how to churn butter you sit in a circle, pass around a bottle of heavy cream that everyone takes a turn shaking up, and spread the resulting curds on Ritz crackers , she brought a cotton candy machine to the Fall Festival during the summer, she ran a beach shack that sold summer treats and let you roll your own as big as you wanted, and every holiday she d present us with little pins she crocheted herself to commemorat [...]

    3. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      Delightful classic 1948 children s book for the 8 13 age range, with a retro vibe and old fashioned illustrations This is a great kid s fantasy about a boy s adventures with his dragon My kids loved this book and its two sequels when they were young.The narrator tells about his father s adventures when he was a boy Elmer makes friends with a talking alley cat talking animals being taken very much for granted here , and the cat tells him about a tropical island called Wild Island, cut nearly in h [...]

    4. Casey on said:

      Overall, it was a lovely enough book that it is worth a read, but I don t think this is one we will revisit.Both of my littles sat while we read this one over a few nights It s not as long as some of the other books we ve read so my three year old was able to stick around for most of it This wasn t a favorite but they did stay engaged I had heard such wonderful things about the story that I think I was expecting something a little different.Plus a dragon I mean, that s gotta be a win right The s [...]

    5. Drew Graham on said:

      I loved this book as a kid, and I seem to recall it was the first chapter book I ever read Upon my discovery of the Table of Contents, I thought its purpose was so that you could go there and decide which chapter you wanted to read instead of having to read through the whole thing Years later I remember having loved it, but very little about the story or the characters, so I decided to give this short Newberry winner a quick read, and it was very quick indeed Told from the point of view of the m [...]

    6. Karen on said:

      Annabelle give it 4 Stars.I thought it was a good book.Why Because it was fun.What made it fun The pictures, I loved looking at them.What else The words I liked reading them to get a chore done.Would you recommend this book to others to read Yeah, I think other people would like this book.Like who I think Adelyn and Trinity might like it.What would they like about it I think they would sort of things some things would be a little silly.What was silly Like, lions using brushes and combs and getti [...]

    7. Karissa on said:

      I got a copy of this book to read with my five year old son It is a very fun and clever children s read with some great lessons and some wonderful illustrations.When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of a poor overworked baby dragon from an old neighborhood cat he is determined to save the dragon He travels to Wild Island and, through a series of crazy events, saves the dragon from the animals keeping it prisoner.This book was first published in 1948 and I am amazed at how well it has aged T [...]

    8. Robin Gaphni on said:

      My Father s Dragon is a perfect first chapter book to read to your four or five year old because there are pictures on almost every page The chapters are short and simple, and it moves along at a nice pace It s action based, which is what makes it so attractive to younger readers I think it has special appeal to kids who don t like to sit still for a book Both of my sons and my daughter count it as one of their favorite books from childhood.Briefly, it s the story of Elmer Elevator, a nine year [...]

    9. Jasmine on said:

      okay so recently I haven t read any real books I apologize but I m fucking inundated in research on the difference between sex typed traits and sex roles and I m going crazy enough as it is I will start actually reading again soon I just needed a moment of calm to get through the stormrecently I ve started a habit of rereading I mean are books as good as I thought I mean I was historically quite a little idiot just wait till I reread nothing but the truth Well this book is I think a lot of what [...]

    10. Raevyn Oswald on said:

      Decent, but too short and simple Would make a perfect read aloud.

    11. Megan Olsen on said:

      After a hard morning of sickness, I put my cranky 7 year old son in his bed to rest, and began playing this audiobook from my phone to catch a few minutes of child free peace Not our usual, snuggle and read together, cover of parenting magazine approach to books, but it was one of those Jesus take the wheel kind of days When I left, he was whining that he didn t want to be in bed and definitely didn t want to listen to a book, so I promised him he d only have to listen for fifteen minutes or so. [...]

    12. Carmen on said:

      Elmer saves an alley cat and feeds her for weeks In return, the cat upon hearing Elmer s wish to fly tells him about a baby dragon that is being held captive on the far off Wild Island.Elmer sneaks out of his house one night with chewing gum, two dozen pink lollipops, a package of rubber bands, black rubber boots, a compass, a toothbrush and a tube of tooth paste, six magnifying glasses, a very sharp jackknife, a comb and a hairbrush, seven hair ribbons of different colors, an empty grain bag wi [...]

    13. RB Love on said:

      Finally got through My Father s Dragon with the restless Meteor He s of an action kind of guy as opposed to a boy who can be read to He d rather wrestle.Good first chapter book all around, I suppose A little boring really The most interesting thing about it, I thought, was that it s had such a long shelf life, 1948 , without my ever having heard of it, my older boys said that they thought they remembered their 3rd grade teacher reading it to them in class and that it was written by Ruth Stiles [...]

    14. Logan on said:

      The first book really worried 4 year old Logan He didn t understand why the animals were being so mean to the baby dragon and each chapter brought new worries about what the animals would do to the boy But we d talk at the beginning of each chapter about how the boy had everything he needed in his bag to deal with situations that came up and then we d try to guess which of his random collection of stuff he d need He liked the second book better The third book was brought worries about what woul [...]

    15. Kristen on said:

      A great first chapter book for little ones My 4.5 year old I both loved it couldn t wait for bedtime to read another chapter.

    16. Karol on said:

      Utterly charming and imaginative story and wonderful illustrations, too I got quite a chuckle out of some of the drawings No wonder this has been a popular childrens book for so many years.

    17. Corinne on said:

      If you re looking for a chapter book for a child that is just beginning to have a chapter book length attention span, this is a great one to start with The chapters are very short with several illustrations per chapter We don t ever even learn the name of our narrator we only know that the main character in our story is the narrator s dad His father has all kinds of adventures when he goes to a wild island to help rescue a dragon.Luckily, he brought along his backpack, in which he packed all kin [...]

    18. J. Boo on said:

      Pleasant little illustrated chapter book My Father sneaks to an animal ruled island in order to rescue a baby dragon Will add to review after testing it on the kids.Update DS5 DD3 thought it was great, and liked the way Elmer used his inventory of random objects to triumph over the dangers of the island Grew on me with re reading, too Raising my rating from 3 4.Available on Gutenberg, despite its relative recency.The following site has an excellent overview of the book, its publishing history, a [...]

    19. Heidi on said:

      Excellent choice for an introductory read aloud I am trying to transition my daughter to picture less read alouds, so we can start digesting some exciting favorites But, she s been on a diet of picture books and loses interest quickly I was stunned when she wanted me to keep going with this story I forced a stop for a couple hours mostly to reinforce the idea of a book that can be read in multiple sittings , but she was eager to finish than I.It s a story of kindness and ingenuity without overt [...]

    20. Jenn on said:

      This is another children s book that I read to Jack We were packing for the beach when I started itwell, Jack did not want me to put it down We would have to do a task and then read another chapter We actually read the book in one day, which was exciting to me because he has never been so captivated by a longer book before Since I can relate to the feeling of being desperate to know what happens next , I willingly gave into his wishes and kept reading

    21. Jeanette on said:

      This was a childhood favorite and one of the first books I remember reading I actually own a very old copy that belonged to my mother and her sisters when they were young girls Several years ago I read this aloud to my two oldest kids and recently realized I needed to read it to my middle son He loved it, thought it was very funny and is eager for me to read him the next book.

    22. Paulina on said:

      This is one of my favorite books from when my kids were little THis is the first chapter book that they read Each chapter was self contained The hero is able to use his intelligence and creativity to solve the problems that face him Highly recommend it as a way to get kids hooked on reading

    23. Ruth on said:

      Fun story with great illustrations Perfect beginning chapter book.Edited for 2017 read I read it to my son this week He regularly made me read chapters than I had planned to read, and was wide eyed with excitement the last three chapters He also took my copy and put it on his bookshelf, because apparently now it is his book Which, really, is how it should be.

    24. Shira and Ari Evergreen on said:

      This book features an exciting liberation story and an egalitarian friendship between a little human boy and a dragon When I first read it I don t think I yet had the understanding to see it as a story of oppression overcome through solidarity, but that s how I see it today, and I don t doubt that it had an impact on my social consciousness.

    25. Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance on said:

      Lovely little adventure story ofboy who travels to an island and meets many intriguing creatures The story never feels contrived Recommended.

    26. Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob) on said:

      Cute, but, ending is a bit abrupt I liked it right up until the ending My daughter was a bit disappointed that they didn t go back and see the old cat She was really hoping the old cat would appear again.

    27. Jennifer on said:

      Read aloud to my son before I even remembered it was on my to read kids book list Super adorable, and we both enjoyed it My three year old has excellent taste, and I m so stoked that he can already handle chapter books

    28. Laura Harrison on said:

      One of my favorite books ever It is a trilogy Loved every one of them Very cool illustrations.

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