A NEWBERY HONOR BOOK
When a little boy Elmer strikes up a friendship with an alley cat, he learns of a baby dragon that is being forced to serve as a ferry for the selfish animals of Wild Island. Elmer determines at once to free the dragon, and with a bit of advice from the savvy cat, he arms himself with chewing gum, lollipops, rubber bands and some other unlikely items. With these tools and his own sharp wits, Elmer is prepared to face hungry tigers, cranky crocodiles and other challenges.
Both a Newbery Honor Book and an American Library Association Notable Book, this charming story has delighted generations of readers since its original publication in 1948.
‘A real delight’ – New Yorker
Book three in the My Father’s Dragon trilogy
Elmer is safe and sound at home in Evergreen Park while Boris is heading to Blueland, where he’ll reunite with his family. There’s just one problem: hunters have trapped Boris’ family and plan to capture and sell them to zoos all over the world! When Boris discovers the hunters’ plan, he knows exactly who to go to for help – Elmer Elevator, whose creative plans and schemes always save the day.
With time ticking away and the hunters ready to pounce, will Elmer rescue the dragons of Blueland in time?
Book two in the My Father’s Dragon trilogy
After his exciting adventures on Wild Island, Elmer is ready to go home. Luckily his new friend the baby dragon offers to fly him there. But when a storm forces them to make an emergency landing, they find themselves on Feather Island. This exotic place is inhabited by all the escaped canaries of the world and ruled by a curious canary desperately searching for buried treasure. Can clever Elmer use his creativity to save the day one more time?