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Ruth Stiles Gannett

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(1923 - )

Ruth Stiles Gannett

Ruth Stiles Gannett Kahn (born August 8, 1923) is the author of the My Father’s Dragon series as well as other short children’s novels. She wrote the first novel, My Father’s Dragon after her graduation from Vassar College in 1944, with a BA in Chemistry. After that book received Newbery Honor, she wrote two more novels in that series, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. This series of three books has proved so popular that they have remained in print continuously since their first publication. The books were illustrated by her stepmother, illustrator Ruth Chrisman Gannett.



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The Dragons of Blueland (1951)

When Elmer Elevator’s dragon friend Boris and his family are in danger, he is off to Blueland to help them escape their captors.

Author(s): Ruth Stiles Gannett
Illustrator(s): Ruth Chrisman Gannett

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Elmer and the Dragon (1950)

On their way home from Wild Island, Elmer Elevator and the baby dragon stop off at Feather Island where they meet the escaped canaries and search for treasure.

Author(s): Ruth Stiles Gannett
Illustrator(s): Ruth Chrisman Gannett

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My Father’s Dragon (1948)

When an alley cat he befriends tells Elmer Elevator about the captive baby dragon on Wild Island, he determines to go to the island and set him free.

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1949

Author(s): Ruth Stiles Gannett
Illustrator(s): Ruth Chrisman Gannett

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Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon (1998)

A boxed set containing My Father’s Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon, and The Dragons of Blueland.

Author(s): Ruth Stiles Gannett
Illustrator(s): Ruth Chrisman Gannett

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