Ruth Chrisman Gannett
(1896 - 1979)
Ruth Chrisman Gannett was born in California. She illustrated many famous children’s books, chiefly with lithographs.
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.
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.
Hi-Po the Hippo (1942)
When a baby hippo is left on their front lawn, Mr. and Mrs Hippo decide to keep him.
One morning Mr. and Mrs. Hippo find a baby in a basket by their front door. Mr. Hippo decides to keep the little boy whose name is Hi-Po.
Miss Hickory (1946)
Miss Hickory has a hickory nut for a head, but her body is an applewood twig.
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.
We don’t love people because they are beautiful. They are beautiful because we love them.