Ruth Stiles Gannett

Ruth Stiles Gannett is the bestselling author of the Elmer and the Dragon series, which includes the 1948 Newberry Honor Book My Father’s Dragon. Her other titles include The Wonderful House-Boat-Train and Katie and the Sad Noise. The granddaughter of Unitarian minister and reformer Ezra Stiles Gannett, she is married to artist and calligrapher Peter Kahn and lives in upstate New York. For more information, visit