39 pages 1 hour read

Ruth Stiles Gannett

My Father's Dragon

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1948

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Essay Topics


Why does Elmer agree to the cat’s idea to rescue the baby dragon? What factors inform his decision?


The cat warns Elmer that it will not be easy to rescue the dragon. What is the most dangerous obstacle that Elmer faces in his quest to rescue the dragon? Why? Give evidence to support your answer.


How do the animals of Wild Island treat the baby dragon? Why do they treat him this way? How does Gannett show that their actions are wrong?