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Ruth Stiles Gannett

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Juridisk navn
Kahn, Ruth Stiles Gannett
Fødselsdato
1923-08-12
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
New York, New York, USA
Bopæl
Trumansburg, New York, USA
Uddannelse
Vassar College (BA|Chemistry|1944)
Erhverv
children's book author
Relationer
Gannett, Ruth Chrisman (stepmother)
Kahn, Peter (spouse; art historian)
Kort biografi
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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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.… (mere)
 
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LibrarianDest | 68 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
Reading level: grades 2-6
Awards: John Newbery Medal
 
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tagravel | 68 andre anmeldelser | Dec 9, 2023 |
;My father's dragon -- Elmer and the dragon -- The dragons of Blueland. A compilation of three tales which relate the fantastic adventures of Elmer Elevator and a baby flying dragon named Boris.
 
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YCSYokohama | 14 andre anmeldelser | Aug 30, 2023 |
Lots of children's books are interesting for adults, too, but I think there is a point where the book is for such a young reader that it's not going to be fun for an adult. Unfortunately, this book is part of the latter group. It is on the 100 Best Children's Books list, so there is definitely merit here, and the illustrations are lovely. But as an adult who is reading this on my own, it was boring. Why would an adult read a children's book on her own? Because I plan to read every book on the list that I never read as a kid, and so erase the embarrassment of admitting to my library school professor that I'd only read 12 of the listed books. Plus, as I said before, lots of children's and young adult books are very interesting, and good reads at any age.… (mere)
 
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blueskygreentrees | 68 andre anmeldelser | Jul 30, 2023 |

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