My Father's Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett

My Father's Dragon

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1948


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 990L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level N


Interest Level: Grades 3-5


Major Awards: 1948 ALA Notable Book for Children * 1949 Newbery Honor Book


Number of Pages: 80 pages


Approximate Word Count: 24,400 words -- The average reader will spend 1 hours and 37 minutes reading My Father's Dragon at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins for the Trilogy


Book Themes: Adventure, Fullfilling Dreams, Rescue


Genre: Fairy Tale, Fiction, Adventure, Books for Boys, Fantasy, Animals, Dragons, First book of a Trilogy


Setting: Fictional Island


Important Quote: As my father and the dragon passed over the Ocean Rocks they heard a tiny excited voice scream, ‘Bum cack Bum cack! We dreed our nagon! I mean, we need our dragon!’


First Line: It was an afternoon in late September.


Point of View: First Person told from the child of Elmer Elevator who tells the story of his or her father


Public Domain Online Edition


*Estimate from Reading Length

 

Free Resources from Gay Miller @ Book Units Teacher


Writing Prompts - Students invent Elmer's encounter with another animal including a giant spider, python, shark, bear, wolf, skunk, and more.


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Vocabulary List

alley cat
apologize
banyan
bellowing
boars
cargo
cellar
compass
conduct
contradict
dependable
dignified
disorderly
dreadful
enormous
forelock
frantically
furious
furnace

gangplank
glaring
grain
hold
inconvenient
inhabited
invasion
irate
knapsack
mahogany
mangroves
merchant
miraculous
miserable
moody
muttering
obliged
particularly
patient

prancing
punctual
ranting
saucer
scarce
seething
snarl
solemn
somersault
stray
summon
suspicious
tortoise
trundled
unreliable
wahoo bush
weep

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