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My Father's Dragon

My Father's Dragon

Book - 1948
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A young boy runs away from home to rescue an abused baby dragon held captive to serve as a free twenty-four hour, seven-days-a-week ferry for the lazy wild animals living on Wild Island.
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1948
ISBN: 9780394890487
0394890485
9781453782057
1453782052
9780375856105
0375856102
9780440421214
0440421217
9780394914381
0394914384
Call Number: j GANNETT
Characteristics: 86 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Gannett, Ruth Chrisman 1896-1979

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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.

A young boy, Elmer Elevator, runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon.

A young boy, Elmer Elevator, runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon.

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.

A dragon is being held prisoner by an island of animals, and it's up to a resourceful young boy to save the poor thing. Good thing he brought chewing gum!


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rnarayana
Dec 22, 2020

Nikhil

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rogaladriel
Oct 08, 2020

One of the first chapter books we've read with my 5 year old. We are now working out way through all 3 books at his request. It's a quick read and keeps my almost 3 year old and 5 year old's attention.

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SamanthaStanley
Jan 10, 2019

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vpl_childrens May 02, 2017

Interest level: ages 4-8. Young Elmer Elevator rescues a baby flying dragon from Wild Island, using only his quick wits and a few things he brought from home. This exciting yet gentle story is a perfect first chapter-book read-aloud.

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Piripiri
Nov 10, 2016

A cute adventure story that is perfect for children that are transitioning into full length books. I read it with my 5-year old son and it was a hit.

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Carina_Cakewalk
Apr 10, 2016

As my four-year-old and I get into chapter books, we chose to start with this one. There are occasional pictures (which helped sell him on the chapter book idea) but the book is mostly words.

It is a wonderful story! Filled with adventure, and very fast moving, the boy goes on a rescue mission with the hope of getting to fly with the dragon. He encounters many wild animals along the way, which gives the reader a chance to do all sorts of voices. The sentences are not long or complex but still interesting. Also, the chapters are quite short, so it's easy to put down and pick up the story.

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Cheryl65
Apr 03, 2015

My. 6-year-old granddaughter loved this book, insisted hearing it cover-to-cover, then requested it several more times.
She liked following the action on the map.

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Rachel_Em
Aug 25, 2014

A quick, silly read to share with preschoolers-grade 3. I'm not a fan of how the animals of Wild Island are described as mean, stupid creatures obsessed with killing the "invader" and abusing their enslaved dragon. Not an animal-friendly or compassionate story, in spite of the ending.

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sewert
Oct 30, 2013

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at the beging, it was a little boring, but when I got to the beging/midle, I didn't want to stop reading!!!

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20neon12
Oct 03, 2013

good for kids to read, nice language.

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Carina_Cakewalk
Apr 10, 2016

A boy who always wanted to fly, meets a cat who points him in the direction of a captive dragon. The boy heads out on a rescue mission with the hope of getting to fly on the beast. He encounters a variety of wild animals along the way, using his wits to get out of sticky situations.

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