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My Father's Dragon | [Ruth Stiles Gannett]

My Father's Dragon

My Father's Dragon is a children's book about a young boy who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby Dragon. It is both a Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book.
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Publisher's Summary

My Father's Dragon is a children's book about a young boy who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby Dragon. It is both a Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book. It was also nominated for the Ambassador Book Award. The National Education Association named the it one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." It was also one of the "Top 100 Chapter Books" of all time in a 2012 poll by School Library Journal.

©1948 Ruth Stiles Gannett (P)2013 Jimcin Recordings

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    brya 07-21-15
    brya 07-21-15
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    "Wonderful!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To all my friends with kids - yes. Great story for children and parents.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The boy.


    What does Kevin Killavey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great reading. My kids loved the voices he used for the various animals.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed quite a bit...all of us did.


    Any additional comments?

    Was really surprised at the one review trashing the narrator. We thought he was great.
    I would suggest you listen to the sample and decide for yourself.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Elizabeth Anderson Ridgecrest, CA 07-27-14
    Marie Elizabeth Anderson Ridgecrest, CA 07-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Appalling performance of a good story"
    Would you try another book from Ruth Stiles Gannett and/or Kevin Killavey?

    I would read another Ruth Stiles Gannett book, but I would avoid any children's books performed by Killavey.

    My Father's Dragon is one of my daughter's favorite chapter books. I downloaded the audiobook so she could enjoy listening to the book at her leisure. Although I loved reading this book aloud to my daughter, I couldn't stand listening to Killavey's performance. It was snooze-worthy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Father's Dragon?

    My daughter loves the animals and their quirky ways. Her favorite part is when the lion puts ribbons in his mane.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Killavey removed all excitement, magic and character from the story


    Any additional comments?

    It's a fun story, but don't download this performance of it.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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