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Ruth Stiles Gannett (1923–2024)

Autor(a) de My Father's Dragon

13+ Works 10,832 Membros 120 Reviews 3 Favorited

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My Father's Dragon [2022 film] (2022) — Original book — 2 cópias

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Nome de batismo
Kahn, Ruth Stiles Gannett
Data de nascimento
1923-08-12
Data de falecimento
2024-06-11
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Louisiana, USA
Hampton, Virginia, USA
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Ithaca, New York, USA (mostrar todas 7)
Trumansburg, New York, USA
Educação
George School, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Vassar College (BA|Chemistry|1944)
Ocupação
children's book author
Relacionamentos
Gannett, Ruth Chrisman (stepmother)
Kahn, Peter (spouse; art historian)
Pequena biografia
Ruth Stiles Gannett attended City and Country School in New York City, then graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1944. In 1948, she published her first novel for children, My Father's Dragon, which won the Newbery Medal. The book was illustrated by her stepmother, Ruth Chrisman Gannett, and the typography was designed by her husband Peter Kahn, with whom she had seven children. She wrote two more novels in the series, Elmer and the Dragon (1950) and The Dragons of Blueland (1951), among other books.

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A gentle adventure for early elementary.
 
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sloth852 | outras 70 resenhas | Apr 10, 2024 |
Loved this story when I was a kid. Great read-aloud or junior reader book.
 
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daplz | outras 70 resenhas | Apr 7, 2024 |
With writing is so elegant and illustrations so charming and distinctive, how could I not love this story? True, there's not a whole lot to it--boy meets talking cat, boy runs away from home, boy outsmarts wild animals, boy rescues dragon--but it's a perfect read-aloud for 4- to 7-year-olds. My favorite part is when Elmer brushes the rhino's teeth.

I also really enjoy the fact that even though Elmer is just a little boy to us, he's also the narrator's father, which makes the telling of the story more affectionate than the usual third-person narration.… (mais)
 
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LibrarianDest | outras 70 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Reading level: grades 2-6
Awards: John Newbery Medal
 
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tagravel | outras 70 resenhas | Dec 9, 2023 |

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Obras
13
Also by
1
Membros
10,832
Popularidade
#2,192
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
120
ISBNs
157
Idiomas
7
Favorito
3

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