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Ruth Stiles Gannett

Ruth Stiles Gannett (born 1923) is an American children’s writer best known for her imaginative dragon trilogy. The first title, My Father’s Dragon , was published in 1948, and followed by Elmer and the Dragon (1950) and The Dragons of Blueland (1951).
The books were a family affair: her stepmother Ruth Chrisman Gannett illustrated the dragon books, and her husband H. Peter Kahn — a professional calligrapher — designed the typography. We imagine that Gannet’s seven daughters and eight grandchildren had a special experience reading the “family book.”


  • My Father’s Dragon