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My father's dragon : the Newbery-honor children's classic / by Ruth Stiles Gannett ; with original illustrations by Ruth Chrisman Gannett and newly imagined paintings by Helena P©♭rez Garcia.

Gannett, Ruth Stiles. author. (Author). Gannett, Ruth Chrisman, (illustrator.). Garc©Ưa, Helena P©♭rez,. illustrator. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Whiting PL - Whiting ++FIC GAN (Text) 51735012105937 Children's department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781952239267
  • ISBN: 1952239265
  • Physical Description: 52 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Fresno, California : Bushel & Peck Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel: Elmer and the dragon.
The text for this book is an unabridged reproduction of the original work published by Random House in 1948.
Formatted Contents Note:
My father meets the cat -- My father runs away -- My father finds the island -- My father finds the river -- My father meets some tigers -- My father meets a rhinoceros -- My father meets a lion -- My father meets a gorilla -- My father makes a bridge -- My father finds the dragon.
Summary, etc.:
"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. For decades, this classic tale has won the hearts of kids and adults worldwide as a Newbery-Honor book, a Netflix film, and even a play. Now, as a picture book form for the first time ever comes the enduring story of Elmer and his beloved dragon, the tangerines, the tigers and the chewing gum, the clever escape, and of course, the enduring friendship. In this deluxe edition, the original text by Ruth Stiles Gannett and black and white illustrations by Ruth Chrisman Gannett are paired with exquisite new paintings by illustrator Helena Perez Garcia to create a timeless treasure that all ages will enjoy." Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 4 - 8.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor, 1949.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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