Three Tales of My Father's Dragon

Three Tales of My Father's Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0679889116

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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

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he couldn’t go down the ladder with the bucket, so he crawled to the edge of the cliff and peered through the vines. There was the wilted baby dragon, snoring in the shade. “Dragon! Dragon! Wake up! I’ve got water and skunk cabbages for you!” The dragon slowly opened one eye and looked up at Elmer. Then he quickly opened the other and said, “Where?” “Right here in a bucket. But I can’t bring it down to you. You’ll have to let me pour the water down your throat. Ready?” “Ready,” said the

Demon. No one believed a word of his story, but he had bothered the whole town so much that they told him to report it to the Seaweed City police. He had planned to go on Sunday, but changed his mind in the middle of Saturday night. He woke Mrs. Wagonwheel. “You take care of the morning milking, and I’ll be back in time for dinner. I’m taking the horse and wagon.” “But …,” said Mrs. Wagonwheel. “I’m off!” said Mr. Wagonwheel, and Mrs. Wagonwheel heard the kitchen door slam behind him. So, at

much, but it ought to help a little.” He held his flashlight inside the knapsack and divided up the chocolate as he explained his plan. They all chuckled low dragon chuckles and began to feel much better. Then Elmer made string necklaces for horns and whistles for all the dragons and carefully tied them on. He wanted to take a really good look at the tremendous family, but they were near the entrance to the cave and he had to keep the flashlight in the knapsack. As he took out his cap pistol he

Published in the United States by Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. Random House and colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. Visit us on the Web! Educators and librarians, for a variety of teaching tools, visit us at The Library of Congress has cataloged this work as follows: Gannett, Ruth Stiles. My father’s dragon; illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett. New York, Random House

for the poor dragon. If he were on this side, the gorilla would twist his wings until it hurt so much that he’d have to fly to the other side. If he were on the other side, the gorilla would crank the rope until the dragon would either choke to death or fly back to this side. What a life for a baby dragon! My father knew that if he called to the dragon to come across the river, the gorilla would surely hear him, so he thought about climbing the pole and going across the rope. The pole was very

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