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4.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett Narrator: Robert Sevra Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The My Father’s Dragon Trilogy Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9780739339114
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Elmer and Boris’s island hopping adventures continue in this stand-alone sequel to My Father’s Dragon, in which Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon help the king of the canaries find treasure.

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  • Rich, humorous, thoroughly satisfying. (starred) Library Journal.  

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 2/14/2014

    " Great book to read aloud to kids with shorter attention spans. Great book for those just beginning chapter books to read themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aurea | 2/13/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books to read with children. I found it by chance at the book store, and it became a family favorite almost immediately! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arwen | 2/11/2014

    " I loved this book as a young girl. I used to open up the book and stare at the color map, wishing I could visit Tangerine island. Still my favorite fantasy map. I also love the story of the boy rescuing his dragon and all the tricks he pulls on the animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ebookwormy | 2/9/2014

    " A delightful fantasy that worked well as a homeschool Kindergarten read aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 2/7/2014

    " This is another children's book that I read to Jack. We were packing for the beach when I started it...well, Jack did not want me to put it down. We would have to do a task and then read another chapter. We actually read the book in one day, which was exciting to me because he has never been so captivated by a longer book before. Since I can relate to the feeling of being desperate to know what "happens next", I willingly gave into his wishes and kept reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/7/2014

    " the art should have a Caldecott Honor as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josephine | 2/1/2014

    " This was a great chapter book read-a-loud. We read it on the Kindle, so no pictures, but now I want to check out the picture version from the library so the kids can see it. Audrey loved it and didn't want me to stop reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulina | 1/23/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books from when my kids were little. THis is the first chapter book that they read. Each chapter was self contained. The hero is able to use his intelligence and creativity to solve the problems that face him. Highly recommend it as a way to get kids hooked on reading... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jann | 1/17/2014

    " Very enjoyable fantastical short book about a boy's amusing adventures rescuing a baby dragon. Fun to read aloud. Although it is meant for a young audience, everyone enjoyed it. The pictures a great too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 1/16/2014

    " I read this aloud to my 3 year old and 5 year old and they loved it. They found it funny at parts and could imagine what was taking place. A simple story with great lessons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 1/10/2014

    " A very cute, very simple fun book loaned and recommended to me by a very cute 1st Grader I know :) An intriguing and innovative book when you see what comes out of "the father's" backpack to solve the problems with the animals he encounters. I really enjoyed the extremely simple style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 1/5/2014

    " I have such fond memories of reading this book in school. This book is perfect for second graders. It allows their minds to wander and have fun exploring in the scenery described. A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghann Cantey | 12/21/2013

    " We loved this book. Sleep Time came w two chapters left. I promised them I'd read the rest in the morning before school if they got up w no trouble. Wow, it really worked. They were up and ready in no time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veganmamared | 12/20/2013

    " One of my favorite books to read with my little boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 12/14/2013

    " Super fun story about a boy who runs away from home in order to set free a baby dragon. With the wise guidance of an old cat, Elmer has everything he needs to face the wild animals and rescue the dragon. Charming! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 12/5/2013

    " This is one of my all-time favorite read alouds to the boys - we have read these books many times. This was one of the first chapter books that Miles read himself - he liked it that much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucas Barrett | 12/5/2013

    " Just read this to my 5 year old son, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The chapters are a nice length to read two a night. The story is entertaining, stimulates imagination, and is easy to follow. I recommend it as a first read aloud chapter book for parents of 4 to 6 year olds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 9/25/2013

    " Preston and I loved this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liston Morris | 9/17/2013

    " A great example of how packing your bags well can save your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josiah | 9/13/2013

    " I like the way this book is written, and the fact that Ruth Stiles Gannett says that she had such an easy time writing it is evident in the book's fluidity. Nice job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhiana | 8/21/2013

    " I remember this being a favorite growing up. Either my mom read it to me, or I read it alone, it is a beautiful kids book to have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robynn | 6/26/2013

    " A classic adventure story for children. Great illustrations. Interesting back story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 5/11/2013

    " Love this story as a read aloud for my 4th grade class. Classic! Just finished reading all three to this years class. They loved the story more than last years fourth graders. What should I read next to the kids? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabitha | 4/16/2013

    " This is the first chapter book I've read with my three-year old son. He loved it as much as I did. Wouldn't let me put it down, so we finished it in two days. A classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nichole | 2/18/2013

    " Read out loud to my 6 year old son and he really liked this. Loved the story and pictures. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Campbell | 2/5/2013

    " It was clever, but in a boring way. It kind of just went on and on doing the same thing with only the slightest change. I really didn't think it was that good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Middlestead | 6/19/2012

    " I recently read this to Eli and we both LOVED it...ok, maybe I loved it more than he did. It was the first chapter book we had read and this one we did read from cover to cover in one sitting. This is a classic. Put it on your to-read list!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 9/21/2011

    " This is a perfect first chapter book for a preschooler who likes adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 5/10/2011

    " My children (boy 4 & girl 5) LOVED this book. We read the stories one after another. I know they are published as three separate novels, but you need to read them one after the other, or I think you'd be left feeling unsatisfied. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 3/22/2011

    " I read this to my 6 and 3 year olds a chapter at a time and they both loved it. There are pictures every few pages to keep the littlest one interested and frequent chapter breaks to prevent mommy-reading burnout. Fun stories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mizuki | 3/22/2011

    " as i get farther into the book, i understand a lot better than i use to! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merry | 3/12/2011

    " These were some of the most charming books I read as a child. By chance I have met the author's daughter, who grew up to be a potter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 2/15/2011

    " A student recommended this. I'd save it for kindergartners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 1/31/2011

    " Jonas and I have been reading this aloud. It's actually three chapter books that all go together. It's a cute story, and easy for J to follow. I'm really not sure why I've never heard of it before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 12/25/2010

    " We're only about a third of the way through, but we are LOVING this as a read-aloud. It has all the elements of a great book - adventure, danger, talking animals, brave rescues, and a boy hero. Best chapter book read-aloud we've done so far! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew | 12/11/2010

    " These stories were among my absolute favorites when I was a kid! I want to read them again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 11/24/2010

    " Great kids book! I read this with my 7 year old and we both really liked it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 11/23/2010

    " LOVED reading this to the boys "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 11/10/2010

    " What a terrific inventive and well crafted story. Perfect for reading aloud. Great bedtime reading. "

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About the Author

Ruth Stiles Gannett wrote My Father’s Dragon just a few years after her graduation from Vassar College in 1944. It was an immediate success, becoming a Newbery Honor Book, and was soon followed by two sequels, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. All three dragon stories have been continuously in print since their publication. The author’s other books include Katie and the Sad Noise and The Wonderful House-Boat-Train. She is married to the artist and calligrapher Peter Kahn. They have seven daughters and seven grandchildren.