Armed with two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, young Elmer runs away with an alley cat to a faraway island. There, he must overcome fierce beasts in order to rescue a baby dragon.
The first of a three-part series, which includes Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland, this Newbery Honor Book and ALA Notable Book has been in print continuously for more than 40 years.
- T. Arcangel
Students Loved It
I downloaded this book to use in a short term job as an elementary school librarian. I either read, or played the Audible edition of this story to several classes of 1st and 2nd grade students. While they were listening, I posted a big map (from the internet) of the islands (Wild Island and Tangerina) on a whiteboard so students could see where the various parts of the story were taking place. They absolutely loved it!