When Elmer Elevator tells a stray cat about his dream of being able to fly, he learns of a captive dragon on Wild Island. The dragon has been forced by the jungle residents to serve as their shuttle across a wide river — and anyone who rescues the dragon from its cruel captors might be entitled to a free ride.
Elmer needs no further encouragement to stow away aboard a ship to the island, where he matches wits with hungry tigers, an irate gorilla, cranky crocodiles, and other moody creatures. A charmingly illustrated Newbery Honor Book, this comic adventure story has delighted generations of children.
Reprint of the Random House, New York, 1948 edition.
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|Author/Editor||Ruth Stiles Gannett, Ruth Chrisman Gannett|
|Grade level||2 and Up (ages 7 and up)|
|Dimensions||5.5 x 8.5|