By Ruth Stiles Gannett
The vintage myth trilogy of Elmer Elevator and the flying child dragon has overjoyed young ones and their mom and dad for generations. Now, at the social gathering in their 50th anniversary, Random home is proud to convey the 3 undying stories jointly in a single attractive commemorative variation, whole with the unique pleasant illustrations. A Newbery Honor booklet and an ALA outstanding booklet, My Father's Dragon is by means of Elmer and the Dragon ("rich, funny, and carefully satisfying"*) and The Dragons of Blueland ("ingenious and believable, the fable well-sustained"*). Each tale stands on my own, yet learn in succession, they're an unforgettable experience.*Library Journal, starred overview
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Good? ” stated an immense voice. “Well what? ” stated my father, for which he was once very sorry while he seemed up and came upon he was once chatting with a major and extremely fierce gorilla. “Well, clarify yourself,” acknowledged the gorilla. “I’ll provide you with until ten to inform me your identify, enterprise, your age, and what’s in that pack,” and he all started counting to 10 as quickly as he may possibly. My father didn’t also have time to assert “Elmer Elevator, explorer” ahead of the gorilla interrupted, “Too sluggish! I’ll twist your fingers the best way I twist that dragon’s wings, after which we’ll see for those who can’t hurry up a section. ” He grabbed my father’s palms, one in each one fist, and used to be as regards to to curve them while he all of sudden permit pass and started scratching his chest with either arms. “Blast these fleas! ” he raged. “They won’t offer you a moment’s peace, and the worst of it truly is that you just can’t even get a very good examine them. Rosie! Rhoda! Rachel! Ruthie! Ruby! Roberta! Come right here and dispose of this flea on my chest. It’s using me loopy! ” Six little monkeys tumbled out of the palm tree, dashed to the gorilla, and started combing the hair on his chest. “Well,” stated the gorilla, “it’s nonetheless there! ” “We’re having a look, we’re looking,” acknowledged the six little monkeys, “but they’re highly difficult to determine, you recognize. ” “I know,” stated the gorilla, “but hurry. I’ve obtained paintings to do,” and he winked at my father. “Oh, Gorilla,” stated my father, “in my knapsack i've got six magnifying glasses. They’d be simply the object for searching fleas. ” My father unpacked them and gave one to Rosie, one to Rhoda, one to Rachel, one to Ruthie, one to Ruby, and one to Roberta. “Why, they’re outstanding! ” acknowledged the six little monkeys. “It’s effortless to work out the fleas now, basically there are thousands of them! ” they usually went on searching frantically. A second later many extra monkeys seemed out of a close-by clump of mangroves and commenced crowding round to get a glance on the fleas throughout the magnifying glasses. They thoroughly surrounded the gorilla, and he couldn't see my father nor did he make sure to twist his hands. bankruptcy 9 MY FATHER MAKES A BRIDGE My father walked from side to side alongside the financial institution attempting to examine a way to pass the river. He came across a excessive flagpole with a rope going over to the opposite facet. The rope went via a loop on the best of the pole after which down the pole and round a wide crank. an indication at the crank acknowledged: TO SUMMON DRAGON, YANK THE CRANK document DISORDERLY behavior TO GORILLA From what the cat had advised my father, he knew that the opposite finish of the rope was once tied round the dragon’s neck, and he felt sorrier than ever for the negative dragon. If he have been in this facet, the gorilla may twist his wings till it damage rather a lot that he’d need to fly to the opposite part. If he have been at the different facet, the gorilla may crank the rope till the dragon might both choke to demise or fly again to this facet. What a existence for a child dragon! My father knew that if he known as to the dragon to encounter the river, the gorilla could definitely listen him, so he thought of mountain climbing the pole and going around the rope.