Elmer and the Dragon

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Elmer and the Dragon
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First edition
Author Ruth Stiles Gannett
Illustrator Ruth Chrisman Gannett
Cover artist Ruth Chrisman Gannett
Language English
Series My Father's Dragon trilogy
Genre Children's novel
Publisher Random House
Publication date
1950
Media type Print
Pages 97 pp (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-394-89049-4
OCLC 14932567
LC Class PZ7.G15 El 1987
Preceded by My Father's Dragon
Followed by The Dragons of Blueland

Elmer and the Dragon is the second in the My Father's Dragon trilogy of children's novels by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It is preceded by My Father's Dragon and followed by The Dragons of Blueland. In this book, Elmer Elevator and his recently liberated dragon friend travel home, but find themselves marooned on another island inhabited by talkative animals. The illustrations within the book are black and white lithographs, done by Ruth Chrisman Gannett.

Plot summary[edit]

Elmer and the dragon (Boris, we learn in book 3) are stranded on a remote island inhabited only by canaries. One of them, Flute, was Elmer's pet until he escaped to Feather Island. Elmer helps Flute and the king and queen canaries to dig up a chest that the island's former human settlers left. Inside are various household items, a watch, a harmonica, and six bags of gold. The dragon flies Elmer back to his house before returning to Blueland, his own home.

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