By Ruth Stiles Gannett
The vintage fable trilogy of Elmer Elevator and the flying child dragon has thrilled young children and their mom and dad for generations. Now, at the party in their 50th anniversary, Random home is proud to deliver the 3 undying stories jointly in a single attractive commemorative version, whole with the unique pleasant illustrations. A Newbery Honor booklet and an ALA remarkable publication, 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 myth well-sustained"*). Each tale stands on my own, yet learn in succession, they're an unforgettable experience.*Library Journal, starred assessment
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Come on, let’s hurry,” acknowledged the boys and so they all started relocating nice boulders off the sting of the web. “So that’s how they mounted down the bottom,” idea Elmer. “That may still make it effortless. ” Then he shot off his pistol back, and cried, “They acquired me! aid! ” the lads frantically rolled away the boulders. simply as they begun pulling apart the heavy internet, Elmer shot off the pistol for the 3rd time and ran again into the cave. Boris heard the 3rd shot and commenced blowing his whistle and horn and operating up and down over the meadow. because the noise echoed over the lake the fifteen trapped dragons began in on their whistles and horns. Noise roared wildly in the course of the cave, backward and forward around the lake, and echoed madly round the circle of mountains. the various males had started out after they heard Boris; the others who were approximately to rescue Elmer ran out of the collapse terror. Elmer shouted “Boris! ” and raced again throughout the tunnel. The fifteen dragons surged towards the doorway, stumbled on the place the lads had pulled apart the web and poured in the course of the beginning, trampling out the campfire as they got here. Into the sky they zoomed, nonetheless blowing their whistles and horns. Then they disappeared into the darkness, leaving 13 males scattered over the meadows the place that they had fled, and 3 males sitting within the lake water the place they'd jumped. “What occurred? ” stated Frank to Albert. bankruptcy 11 “THE DRAGON AFFAIR” Elmer ran as much as the tunnel to Boris and away they flew lengthy prior to the noise had stopped echoing one of the mountains. “Well, that’s that! ” acknowledged Elmer, panting for breath and achieving for his moment field of Fig Newtons. “Gosh, Elmer, I can’t thanks adequate! ” acknowledged the dragon. “Never brain that. I by no means had quite a bit enjoyable in my existence. yet you’ll need to hurry me again to Seaweed urban. I’ve bought to take the teach domestic as quick as attainable. ” Over the wilderness they flew, and the wind grew more suitable and stung Elmer’s face. “I imagine a storm’s coming up,” acknowledged the dragon. “I can scent the sand within the air. ” “Wonderful! ” cried Elmer. “The males must go away Blueland, and perhaps you’ll by no means be afflicted back. ” Over Spiky Mountain variety they sped, attaining the outskirts of Seaweed urban in the dead of night. “How approximately leaving you on most sensible of the monument? ” prompt the dragon. “Then I won’t need to land at the floor. ” “Fine,” stated Elmer, and the dragon glided onto the head of Seaweed urban Monument overlooking the guts of the town. “Goodbye for the final time,” acknowledged Elmer. “I’m sorry that I by no means quite obtained to work out your loved ones. they need to be remarkable! yet inform them from me that no-one will ever comprehend extra approximately them than they do immediately, apart from our good friend the outdated alley cat. I’ll inform her all approximately it. ” “Goodbye! I’d larger hurry domestic, too,” sobbed the chuffed child dragon. He clumsily hugged Elmer, and rancid he flew. Elmer complete up the Fig Newtons, saving one field for the teach, and climbed down the monument. quick he walked to the railroad station and requested for a price ticket to Nevergreen urban. “Isn’t it quite past due for a boy of your dimension to be taking the teach by myself?