Elmer and the Dragon

Book two in the My Father's Dragon trilogy After his exciting adventures on Wild Island, Elmer is ready to go home.

Elmer and the Dragon

Book two in the My Father's Dragon trilogy After his exciting adventures on Wild Island, Elmer is ready to go home. Luckily his new friend the baby dragon offers to fly him there. But when a storm forces them to make an emergency landing, they find themselves on Feather Island. This exotic place is inhabited by all the escaped canaries of the world and ruled by a curious canary desperately searching for buried treasure. Can clever Elmer use his creativity to save the day one more time?

Three Tales of My Father s Dragon

Rediscover the classic fantasy trilogy beginning with Newbery Honor winner My Father's Dragon in this 50th anniversary edition that includes three timeless tales in one, with original illustrations!

Three Tales of My Father s Dragon

Rediscover the classic fantasy trilogy beginning with Newbery Honor winner My Father's Dragon in this 50th anniversary edition that includes three timeless tales in one, with original illustrations! A perfect family read aloud that has delighted parents and children for generations--this is the perfect gift to share some magic this Father's Day! My Father's Dragon When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon. Elmer and the Dragon A 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. The Dragons of Blueland In this third and final installment of the classic My Father's Dragon trilogy, Boris, the baby dragon, is excited to be heading home to Blueland and looks forward to reuniting with his family.

My Father s Dragon An Instructional Guide for Literature

In 1946, while between jobs, Gannett wrote My Father's Dragon mostly as a way to pass time and with no intention of publishing it . With the encouragement of her daughters and after a chance encounter with an editor at Random House, ...

My Father s Dragon  An Instructional Guide for Literature

Ride along on an exciting adventure with Elmer as he attempts to rescue a baby dragon held captive on a mysterious land. Young readers will learn to think on their feet as they travel with Elmer. This instructional guide for literature is the perfect tool to aid students in analyzing and comprehending this engaging story. Appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities were written to support this well-known story and incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. These lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.

My Father s Dragon

Both a Newbery Honor Book and an American Library Association Notable Book, this charming story has delighted generations of readers since its original publication in 1948. 'A real delight' - New Yorker

My Father s Dragon

A NEWBERY HONOR BOOK When a little boy Elmer strikes up a friendship with an alley cat, he learns of a baby dragon that is being forced to serve as a ferry for the selfish animals of Wild Island. Elmer determines at once to free the dragon, and with a bit of advice from the savvy cat, he arms himself with chewing gum, lollipops, rubber bands and some other unlikely items. With these tools and his own sharp wits, Elmer is prepared to face hungry tigers, cranky crocodiles and other challenges. Both a Newbery Honor Book and an American Library Association Notable Book, this charming story has delighted generations of readers since its original publication in 1948. 'A real delight' - New Yorker

Elmer and the Dragon

Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon help the king of the canaries find treasure.

Elmer and the Dragon

Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon help the king of the canaries find treasure.

My Father s Dragon

My Father's Dragon was the first of her children's books, and it proved so popular that she wrote two sequels: Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. The three books have remained continuously in print since their initial ...

My Father s Dragon

There's an enslaved dragon on Wild Island, and young Elmer Elevator is determined to free him — despite hungry tigers, cranky crocodiles, and other challenges. Hardcover edition with newly scanned art.

The Essential Guide to Children s Books and Their Creators

My Father's Dragon ( 1948 ) is the Gannett , Ruth Chrisman ; entertaining tale of Elmer Elevator , who travels Gannett , Ruth Stiles to a distant island to free a baby dragon enslaved by a group of wild animals .

The Essential Guide to Children s Books and Their Creators

Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

Children s Books and Their Creators

My Father's Dragon ( 1948 ) is the entertaining tale of Elmer Elevator , who travels to a distant island to free a baby dragon enslaved by a group of wild animals . Using his wits and the contents of his knapsack — which includes ...

Children s Books and Their Creators

Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators

100 Best Books for Children

My Father's Dragon Written by Ruth Stiles Gannett ( b . 1923 ) Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett ( 1896-1979 ) Published in 1948 by Random House Newbery Honor Book Ages 7 to 9 88 pages In a fanciful book , nine - year - old Elmer ...

100 Best Books for Children

The author recommends one hundred of the best books for children, including a variety of works to suit diverse interests, reading levels, and special needs, while also revealing the sometimes humorous process she undertook in choosing entries for the list.

THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF DRAGONS Gr 2 4

... Tomi : The Knight and the Dragon Donnison , Polly : William the Dragon Elmer , Irene : Anthony's Father Gannett , Ruth : The Dragons of Blueland , Elmer and the Dragon , My Father's Dragon Gardner , John : Dragon , Dragon and other ...

THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF DRAGONS Gr  2 4

"Dragons" is a fun unit, and a good topic to stimulate the child's imagination and creativity. And… since no one really knows what a dragon looks like, anything goes. When the children feel this, you'll get some pretty terrific results! This Dragon package contains: 1. warm up activities to motivate the class and get them ready to share and express their ideas. 2. Activity Cards that focus on brainstorming, research, creativity, language, and poetry writing. 3. Activity Cards to follow up a dragon story, poem or book.

The Dragons of Blueland

My Father's Dragon Book Three Ruth Stiles Gannett. dig up an old treasure chest, explaining that he was suffering from the dreadful disease of curiosity and could not get well until he had seen that treasure. Elmer and the dragon ...

The Dragons of Blueland

Book three in the My Father's Dragon trilogy Elmer is safe and sound at home in Evergreen Park while Boris is heading to Blueland, where he'll reunite with his family. There's just one problem: hunters have trapped Boris' family and plan to capture and sell them to zoos all over the world! When Boris discovers the hunters' plan, he knows exactly who to go to for help - Elmer Elevator, whose creative plans and schemes always save the day. With time ticking away and the hunters ready to pounce, will Elmer rescue the dragons of Blueland in time?

The Newbery Companion

My Father's Dragon . Random , 1986 , $ 14.95 : 0-394-88460-4 . ( Grades 2-4 ) This comic fantasy , which ushered in a series that includes Elmer in the Dragon ( pap . , Knopf , $ 3.99 ) , relies on absurd situations and fast action for ...

The Newbery Companion

Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

Elmer and the Dragon

On their way home, Elmer and a flying dragon land on an unusual island and help some canaries uncover a buried treasure. Sequel to My Father's Dragon.

Elmer and the Dragon

On their way home, Elmer and a flying dragon land on an unusual island and help some canaries uncover a buried treasure. Sequel to My Father's Dragon.

Three Tales of My Father s Dragon

Fun fact: the Traditional Chinese edition of the three books is published in 2012 to coincide with the Chinese Year of the Dragon. In Traditional Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Three Tales of My Father s Dragon

Traditional Chinese edition of Ruth Stiles Gannett's Three Tales of My Fathers Dragon series: My Fathers Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon, the Dragons of Blueland. My Fathers Dragon is the 1948 Newbery winner and Elmer and the Dragon, the Dragons of Blueland are its sequels. Fun fact: the Traditional Chinese edition of the three books is published in 2012 to coincide with the Chinese Year of the Dragon. In Traditional Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Reading Rate and Comprehension

So , Elmer and the dragon ate nineteen tangerines , Elmer the insides and the dragon the peels . A chilly wind blew along the beach and the dragon curled his great long tail around the boy to keep him warm . “ Good night !

Reading Rate and Comprehension


The Narrative Writing Toolkit

Elmer and the Dragon. New York, NY: Yearling. Title: Elmer and the Dragon Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett Narrative Writing Tool: Engaging and orienting the reader Related Common Core State Standards: W.3.3.A, W.4.3.A, W.5.3.A, W.6.3.

The Narrative Writing Toolkit

In order for students to write effective narratives, they need to read good narratives. In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use mentor texts to make narrative writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful. Author Sean Ruday demonstrates how you can teach elementary and middle school students to analyze the qualities of effective narratives and then help them think of those qualities as tools to improve their own writing. You’ll learn how to: Introduce your students to the key features of a successful narrative, such as engaging the reader, organizing an event sequence, and crafting a strong conclusion. Assess students’ writing by evaluating the specific attributes of an effective narrative. Make narrative writing an interactive, student-driven exercise in which students pursue their own writing projects. Use mentor texts to help students learn the core concepts of narrative writing and apply those skills across the curriculum. Encourage students to incorporate technology and multimedia as they craft their narratives. The book is filled with examples and templates you can bring back to the classroom immediately, as well as an annotated bibliography with mentor text suggestions and links to the Common Core. You’ll also find a study guide that will help you use this book for professional development with colleagues. Bonus: Blank templates of the handouts are available as printable eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138924390).

Literature Based Vocabulary Activities for Grades 2 3 Set A

9) joined two objects together Elmer fastens the lollipops to the alligators' tails . seething (ch. 10) extremely mad but holding it in The animals are seething mad at the possibility of the dragon escaping . countless (ch.

Literature Based Vocabulary Activities for Grades 2 3  Set A

These vocabulary activities for three popular children's books incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the texts. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.

Reid s Read Alouds 2

Boris flies off to find his human friend Elmer for advice. Boris first met Elmer in My Father's Dragon (1948), and the two also have adventures in Elmer and the Dragon (1950). The Dragons of Blueland, the last book in the trilogy, ...

Reid s Read Alouds 2

Best-selling author Rob Reid makes reading aloud to children and teens easy by selecting titles in high-interest topics published between 2000 and 2008. Inspired by Reid's popular column in Book Links magazine, this time-saving resource includes plenty to engage your audiences and reinvigorate programs!

My Father s Dragon the Classic Children Story Illustrated

The illustrations within the book are black and white done with a grease crayon on a grained paper, done by Ruth Chrisman Gannett. The story was cited as a runner-up for the Newbery Medal in 1949 and was an ALA Notable Book.

My Father s Dragon  the Classic Children Story  Illustrated

My Father's Dragon is a children's novel by Ruth Stiles Gannett about a young boy, Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon. Both a Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, it is the first book of a trilogy whose other titles are Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. It was made into an anime film titled, Elmer's Adventures: My Father's Dragon. The narrative mode is unusual, in that the narrator refers to the protagonist only as "my father", giving the impression that this is a true story that happened long ago. The illustrations within the book are black and white done with a grease crayon on a grained paper, done by Ruth Chrisman Gannett. The story was cited as a runner-up for the Newbery Medal in 1949 and was an ALA Notable Book. It was also nominated for the Ambassador Book Award in 1948. In the story, we meet some tigers, a rhinoceros, a lion, and a gorilla all leading to the baby dragon. There is also a river, an island, and a bridge.

Great Books About Things Kids Love

My Father's Dragon. Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett. 1948. Hardcover: Random House. Paperback: Knopf. 86 pages. Ages 6-9. FICTION. In this magical adventure, a boy named Elmer Elevator journeys to the Wild Island, ...

Great Books About Things Kids Love

BOOKS THAT TURN CHILDREN INTO LIFE-LONG READERS! Most children want to read a book because it's about something they love or are curious about--dinosaurs, magic tricks, ballerinas, sports, secret codes, and a host of other topics. Now with this unique book, Kathleen Odean, current chair of the Newberry Award committee and author of Great Books for Girls and Great Books for Boys, makes it easy for parents and teachers to satisfy a child's individual cravings for good reading on any subject. Inside you'll discover ¸ More than 750 books divided into 55 categories, from Airplanes to Zoos ¸ Professional appraisals that are balanced, intelligent, and fun to read ¸ Stimulating book-related activities and helpful tips for parents Whether the format is picture book, poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, here are wonderful selections like Why Does the Cat Do That? and Exploring the Titanic . . . tried and true characters, from the beloved aardvarks Arthur and D.W. to the hilarious Junie B. Jones and the courageous Harry Potter . . . new heroes and heroines to cheer for such as Katherine Paterson's Princess Miranda from The Wide-Awake Princess and the exciting Jack Black from Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves by Carol Hughes. Great Books About Things Kids Love creates a book-rich environment in which the habit of reading can take hold and flourish for a lifetime. From the Trade Paperback edition.