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My Father's Dragon Cartography

Calvin disappeared for a little while again on Friday. Disappeared into his office, I mean, which is when he creates his greatest art. This week has been all about the My Father's Dragon trilogy for him. I read the first book to him over the course of a few nights of bedtime reading, but he was in such a hurry that he read the next two books to himself over the better part of an afternoon. Today's office time produced a journal entry (and I guess he plans to write two more to cover the other two books), and a collection of maps. Fantasy cartography is such a beautiful thing!

The My Father's Dragon trilogy consists of My Father's Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon, and The Dragons of Blueland, all written by Ruth Stiles Gannett right around 1950. They are cute fantasy books about a boy who uses his own ingenuity to rescue a dragon, after which the two become friends. The books are full of the charm and innocence present in most mid-century children's books. The writing is simple enough for young readers, but the story is interesting enough for even the oldest of us.

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Reader Comments (1)

I love being consumed by a new and interesting project! :) So exciting!!
March 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

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