• Three Tales of My Father's Dragon

  • My Father's Dragon; Elmer and the Dragon; The Dragons of Blueland
  • By: Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Narrated by: Robert Serva
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (408 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Rediscover the classic fantasy trilogy beginning with Newbery Honor winner My Father's Dragon in this 50th anniversary edition that includes three timeless tales in one! A perfect family listen aloud that has delighted parents and children for generations - this is the perfect gift to share some magic this father's day!

My Father's Dragon

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.

Elmer and the Dragon

A stand-alone sequel to My Father's Dragon, in which Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon help the king of the canaries find treasure.

The Dragons of Blueland

In this third and final installment of the classic My Father's Dragon trilogy, Boris, the baby dragon, is excited to be heading home to Blueland and looks forward to reuniting with his family.

©2016 Ruth Stiles Gannett (P)2016 Listening Library

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Thumbs up from my boys!

A bit eccentric, but well told and highly entertaining for my four sons (ages 3-9) My crew is usually sensitive to conflict and frightful antagonists, so we stick to non-violence. This story is tame while still wonderfully engaging, with a well-paced plot and unexpected turns in the narrative. The dragon is kind and helpful, not scary or violent as dragons often are. The narration is fantastic. This is a story my kids ask for again and again. Enjoy!

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Totally awesome and the best according to a 6 and 9 year old

My son has loved this series since he was four. Now he (9) and his little sister (6) listen to it on Audible and enjoy the ingenuity and humor. I asked them for their reviews and they had nothing but superlatives. Totally awesome. The best. Absolutely hilarious. They listen to a wide variety of good quality books and this continues to be a favorite

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Five year old loved it

As my five year old is starting to branch out from picture book read alouds to chapter books, I asked several college friends about their favorite books from childhood. This one was recommended by several people and I can see why. It's a timeless adventure story for kids with just the right amount of danger for young kids, engrossing but never frightening. My five year old son loved it. Normally a very high energy kid, he would beg me to turn it on and then sit and listen while peacefully building with Legos or drawing. He has asked to listened to it falling asleep at night and on road trips. We have probably listened to this one at least 20 times since I purchased it. Definitely a worthwhile purchase!

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Delightful stories

My children have listened to this over and over again from when they were 3 or 4 years old, and are still delighted by it. It is a magical story and a great first chapter book!

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loved it!

I knew the story from my teaching days but the audio version was even better!

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Delightful

My children (5 and 7) and I listened to this and they loved it! The story kept them interested and they always asked for more.

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Great story for long drives and little ones

My two boys love this story. They listen any time we’re in the car for more than 30 minutes, and this story keeps them engaged and quiet. I’m a big fan :)

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My fathers dragon

it's a really good book because it has a dragon and a boy can ride the dragon

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Great Books!

My kids love these books and we've listed to it many times now. Wonderful narration and fully captures their imaginations.

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Hi 👋 I wanna say it’s a fun story and a great idea 💡 to make it!

It was a good storyline and it had a fun idea 💡 to it and I also enjoyed the narrators tone in voice.

I did think 💭🤔 it was a bit too choppy and it was just so difficult to figure out what to think of it. “So yeah.”

BUT GREAT 😃 JOB👍 PERFECTION 👌
ALL MOST✔️✔️and it is very funny 😄! And “yeah!”For you guys!

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  • 05-20-17

Great book.

Fantastic book, fantastically read!! Your children will love it almost as much as you will!

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