Tales with Tails

My Father’s Dragon

Week 1
Book 1: Chapters 1-3
Let's start our adventure with chapters 1 through 3 of Book 1, My Father's Dragon. We'll meet Elmer and learn all about the dragon.
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Week 1
Book 1: Chapters 4 & 5
This week we met Elmer Elevator. I’d like to meet you! Create a self-portrait using anything you have available…crayons, markers, construction paper…anything! Drop it off at the library and it will be put display on the Youth Department bulletin board.
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Week 2
Book 1: Chapters 6 - 8
The items in Elmer's knapsack come in handy. Let's see what he does in chapters 6 through 8 of Book 1, My Father's Dragon.
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Week 2
Book 1: Chapters 9 & 10
We explored Wild Island throughout this story. If you discovered an island, what would you find on it? Design your own island. You can create your own design or you can download the Wild Island outline and add your own features to it. Bring your island to the Youth Department so we all can see it.
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Week 3
Book 2: Chapters 1-3
Elmer is ready to return home. Do he and the dragon make it? Let's find out in chapters 1 through 3 of Book 2, Elmer and the Dragon.
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Week 3
Book 2: Chapters 4 & 5
What an unexpected surprise to meet Elmer’s pet canary, Flute, on Feather Island. Do you have a favorite pet? If you could have any pet, what would it look like? Create your favorite pet and bring it to the library and we’ll add it to the bulletin board in the Youth Department!
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Week 4
Book 2: Chapters 6 - 8
King Can finds his cure in Chapters 6 through 8 of Book 2, Elmer and the Dragon.
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Week 4
Book 2: Chapters 9 & 10
You struck it rich and discovered buried treasure! What’s inside the treasure chest? You can download the empty chest design or create your own. Fill it with all the things you’d like to find and drop it off at the Youth Department in the library. Your treasure is safe with us!
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Join us on an adventure as we travel to distant islands to rescue a baby dragon and reunite him with his family!

This six-week journey for elementary school students includes videos, activities and a chance to win your very own plush dragon.

The escapade follows Elmer Elevator through the three books My Father’s Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland, written by Ruth Stiles Gannett.

Join Miss Jess starting on Wednesday, February 3 for a ride you won’t forget.


Week 1

This week we met Elmer Elevator. I’d like to meet you! Create a self-portrait using anything you have available…crayons, markers, construction paper…anything! Drop it off at the library and it will be put display on the Youth Department bulletin board.


Week 2

We explored Wild Island throughout this story. If you discovered an island, what would you find on it? Design your own island. You can create your own design or you can download the Wild Island outline and add your own features to it. Bring your island to the Youth Department so we all can see it.

What can we help you find?