Three Tales of My Father's Dragon

Publisher: 
Random House
Illustrator: 
Ruth Chrisman Gannett
ISBN: 
0679889116
ASIN: 
0679889116
Publication Date: 
1998 (50th Anniversary Edition)
List Price: 
$16.95
Format: 
hardcover
Pages: 
242
Short Review: 
Filled with excitement and high adventure, all three books in the now-classic <I>My Father’s Dragon</I> trilogy are gathered together in one volume.
Long Review: 

Filled with excitement, humor, and high adventure, all three books about Elmer Elevator and his yellow-and-blue striped, red-footed, gold-winged baby dragon friend are gathered together in one volume. Though originally published separately in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, these three tales read like one long story. In My Father’s Dragon, nine-year-old Elmer Elevator stows away on a boat bound for Wild Island, where he plans to rescue a baby dragon from a life of servitude. In return, he hopes for a ride on the dragon’s back. Which he gets – in Elmer and the Dragon, the baby dragon flies Elmer home to Nevergreen City, by way of Feather Island, where the two friends help the King of the Canaries uncover some buried treasure. And in The Dragons of Blueland, the baby dragon returns home to the great high mountains of Blueland in the heart of the Awful Desert only to discover that his family is trapped by a band of men intent on catching them and taking them to the zoo. Of course, he goes to Elmer for help. And with a cunning plan, Elmer helps his friend’s family escape – finally learning the baby dragon’s name in the process (no, I’m not going to tell you – you’ll have to read to find out)! The charming black and white drawings by the author’s stepmother have an old-fashioned feel, but like the story, they also have a timeless appeal. With all their action, suspense, and humor, these three stories in this now-classic trilogy are wonderful choices for reading aloud – the exciting episodes leave young listeners begging to hear “what happens next?”

Reviewer: 
Lauren Mayer
Rating: 
5
Series: 
My Father's Dragon

Age Range:

Categories:

Large image: 
Miscellaneous: 
ORT?
Authors: 
Ruth Stiles Gannett