My Father's Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett

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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

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