Elmer and the Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett

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?


ISBN: 9781800750432

Published: November 4, 2021


ISBN: 9781800750876

Published: August 12, 2021



Ruth Stiles Gannett

Ruth Stiles Gannett wrote My Father’s Dragon just a few years after her graduation in 1944. It was an immediate success, becoming a Newbery Honor Book, and was soon followed by two sequels, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. All three dragon stories have been continuously in print in America in the more than 70 years since their publication. The author’s other books include Katie and the Sad Noise and The Wonderful House-Boat-Train. She was married to the artist and calligrapher Peter Kahn, before his death in 1997. She has seven daughters and eight grandchildren. Visit her online at