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My Father’s Dragon – First Chapter Book

Dryden’s first chapter book, huge success!!

Said to be a favorite among young readers since the 1940s and a Newbery honor book, “My Father’s Dragon” has become a favorite around here as well. It’s a quirky little tale following the happenings of the narrator’s father, Elmer Elevator, as a boy. The story begins when Elmer Elevator learns of the unfortunate circumstances of a flying baby dragon. Upon hearing the news, he leaves on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon. Let the nonsensical adventures begin!

The book, written by Ruth Stiles Gannett, is followed by two sequels, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. All three dragon stories have been continuously in print for more than 40 years since their publication. If you have a little boy at home with the slightest interest in dragon’s, these chapter books will surely fuel everyone’s imagination.

October 1, 2012 | Filed under Blog, Literacy Gems, Wolfgang.

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