Author(s): Ruth Stiles Gannett
A little boy who has always dreamed of flying stows away on a ship to Wild Island to rescue - and hopefully ride - a captive dragon. Young Elmer outwits hungry tigers, an irate gorilla, cranky crocodiles, and other animals in a charmingly illustrated Newbery honour Book that has delighted generations of readers.
Ruth Stiles Gannett graduated from Vassar College in 1944 with a degree in chemistry. My Father's Dragon was the first of her children's books, and it proved so popular that she wrote two sequels. The three books have remained continuously in print since their initial publication more than 60 years ago.