Ruth Stiles Gannett
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Ruth Stiles Gannett Kahn (born August 12, 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 graduating from Vassar College with a BA in Chemistry in 1944. The book received a Newbery Honor, and she wrote two more novels in that series, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. The books were illustrated by her stepmother, illustrator Ruth Chrisman Gannett. and the typography designed by H. Peter Kahn. They have been translated into fourteen languages including Italian, Swedish, Japanese, Faroese, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, French, Korean, Thai, Russian, Portuguese and Romanian.
Gannett also wrote Katie and the Sad Noise and Wonderful House-Boat-Train. She was married to the artist, art history professor and calligrapher H.Peter Kahn (deceased). The couple have seven daughters and eight grandchildren. She lives near Trumansburg, New York.
A deluxe edition of "My Father's Dragon" was released on October 28, 2008.
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- My Father's Dragon - 1948- Knopf
- Elmer and The Dragon - 1950- Knopf
- The Dragons of Blueland - 1951- Knopf
- City and Country School, New York City class of 1937, where "She recalled that as a child at the City and Country School in Greenwich Village, she benefited from being "allowed and encouraged to write for fun” at certain times of the day," 
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- Burak, David (2012). "My Father's Dragon Translated Into Chinese - Ithaca Times : Arts And Entertainment". ithaca.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
- Author biography from Random House
- Information on Ruth Stiles Gannett
- "My Father's Dragon Translated Into Chinese" from Ithica.com 
- My Father's Dragon at Project Gutenberg