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|The classic fantasy trilogy of Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon has delighted children and their parents for generations. Now, on the occasion of their fiftieth anniversary, Random House is proud to bring the three timeless tales together in one beautiful commemorative edition, complete with the original delightful illustrations.A Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, "My Father's Dragon" is followed by "Elmer and the Dragon" ("rich, humorous, and thoroughly satisfying"*) and "The Dragons of Blueland" ("ingenious and plausible, the fantasy well-sustained"*).Each story stands alone, but read in succession, they are an unforgettable experience.*"Library Journal," starred review"|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||134717|
|Author||Ruth Stiles Gannett|
|Number Of Pages||256 pages|
|Series||My Father's Dragon|
|Publisher||Random House Children's Books|
|Grade From||Third Grade|
|Grade To||Seventh Grade|
|Age Range||8 - 12|
|LC Classification Number||PZ7.G15Th 1998|
|Illustrated by||Ruth Chrisman Gannett|
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Three Tales of My Father's Dragon
Absolutely LOVE, all three of our kids enjoyed these books. In fact when it came time for our 4 yr. old to start our teenagers wanted to "do" the reading because they had such great memories they wanted to revisit. Written originally in the 40's the timeless story revolves around a young boy, Oscar and the baby dragon he sets out to save. He learns of the baby dragon thru a talking stray cat he helps. Oscar travels to a farway island and can only take his backpack which he fills with oranges, twine and everyday things that he puts to good use during his adventures. In the front of the book is a map of all the travels he makes which help you to figure out his adventures AND how he's going to get home. Clearly written, just the right amount of description and dialogue, great pix both color and B&W. Lots of questions for kids to think about both logistically (how can he get from here to there?) and ethically (he wants to help but should he interfere?) It's really a wonderful series. I would have said ages from 4-9 yrs. but considering I love it myself and my teenagers are arguing over who gets to read each night, I'm not sure what age range! Just delightful, all in all a classic.
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I read this book over and over every time we went to visit Grandma, as she had the book at her house. Over the years the book vanished. I bought some cheap paper backs at a school book sale. Those vanished. So I was thrilled to find it at ebay. It is a great book for children just learning to read. It's an exciting, tale of a boy who goes on an adventure with an alley cat and ends up friends with a baby dragon. Nothing scary or needing explanation for a young reader. I would recommend this book for any new reader.