Elmer and the Dragon

by Ruth Stiles / illust by Ruth Chrisman Gannett Gannett

Paperback, 1977



Call number




knopf 1950 cr (1977), Edition: First Edition


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."

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LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
I have no idea whether these would appeal to modern children, or how much I'd like them if I reread them.
LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
This is a classic tale about a boy who rescues a dragon and then gets a ride home from him- after they save the canaries on the Isle of Feathers. I wasn't that into it, though I think it must have stayed in print so long for some reason, I just am not exactly sure what it is. Perhaps children are
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drawn to the boy's adventures, and to the fact that he gets to have them with a dragon. I did notice that the dragon had a similar sort of personality as the reluctant dragon- very gentlemanly.
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LibraryThing member skeeterbo
I liked when the dragon almost fainted because he was standing in water so long. I wish I could have the 3 bags of gold. I liked how the dragon was colored.
LibraryThing member krizia_lazaro
My son and I's third read along book. It is the same lovable story as the first one. My son really love it. It is constantly the topic of our conversations. He also said he wants to buy the next one right away. It is a hit in our house so 4/5 stars!
LibraryThing member uufnn
This book is the sequel to "My Father's Dragon." The reviewer for "Kirkus Review" said of this work, ". . .Elmer leaves wild island forever, as he flys homeward aboard the baby dragon. But a storm arises and the dragon just can't make it. They fall--fortunately on a sandbar, although up to the
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dragon's stomach in 'soaking wet water' which he hates. . .Elmer hears the curiosity problem of King Can who has an ancient secret about a treasure. . .[This is] a story in which the child is King of Logic, Explorer and Friend to the Oppressed."
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