My Father's Dragon
Adorably nonsensical, this Newbery Honor-winning classic chapter book tells the story of the narrator's dad, who braves all to rescue an overworked dragon on an island of lazy animals.
When Elmer Elevator hears about the baby dragon being held captive on Wild Island, he knows just what to do. First, he packs his knapsack with important supplies, like chewing gum, lollipops, and lots of rubberbands. Then he stows away on a ship headed for the island. Along the way, Elmer meets many exotic animals. Each tries to sidetrack him, but Elmer has some tricks up his sleeve...or more precisely, in his knapsack. One way or another, he will rescue the dragon!
This irresistible story―with tons of black and white illustrations―uses incredible imagination to create worlds and build interest.