My Father's Dragon
A boy risks his life to free a flying dragon in this beloved children’s classic and Newbery Honor Book. Elmer Elevator has always wanted to fly, and when he takes in an old alley cat out of the rain, he gets his chance. The grateful cat tells him about a flying dragon that lives on the faraway... show more
A boy risks his life to free a flying dragon in this beloved children’s classic and Newbery Honor Book. Elmer Elevator has always wanted to fly, and when he takes in an old alley cat out of the rain, he gets his chance. The grateful cat tells him about a flying dragon that lives on the faraway Wild Island, where it has been tied up by a bunch of cruel animals and forced to work incessantly. Not being the kind of boy who stands for such things, Elmer packs his knapsack and sets off to free the downtrodden dragon. Stowing aboard a ship and braving many dangers, Elmer will let nothing stop him from reaching Wild Island. But if he’s going to save the dragon and finally fly, he’ll have to dig deep into his knapsack and outwit all sorts of tricky creatures inhabiting the isle.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2017-07-04
Publisher: Open Road Media Young Readers
Pages no: 62
Edition language: English
This is a book about a boy, who seems to be very kind, who meets a stray cat. The cat tells him about a baby Dragon who lives on Wild Island and is treated very poorly. He decides that he will save the Dragon and makes sure to take everything he will need for his trip.This is really a delightful boo...
As a children's writer, this book has everything that I aspire to be. So creative and idyllic, I just want to share it with everyone - even those who are probably to old to understand the magic.
I've long heard this touted as a great early chapter book to share with young children. I've been holding on to it far too long and started to fear that we'd outgrow it before we got around to reading it. While it may be aimed at a slightly younger audience, my eight year old daughter and I still fo...
I've been meaning to read this for a while, and I'm so glad I finally did. It's a classic for a reason--the language, the storytelling, the illustrations--everything's whimsical, innocent, straight-forward. The story expects you to accept talking cats and sailing to magical islands without questio...
Just read this with a few of my 1st graders, a perfectly ridiculous story for that age group. Crocodiles making a bridge while licking lollipops, a lion in corn rows, and gum chewing tigers. Sublime. Bum cack!
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