In , they moved their family, which by then numbered 5 daughters, to upstate New York, to be near Cornell University, where Peter had been offered a job teaching graphic arts. On an old farm in a rural township not far from Cornell, Ruth and Peter raised chickens, geese, pigs, and other animals, and tended to a large vegetable garden as well as their still-growing family that by included 7 daughters. Inspired by her years at City and Country School, Ruth built an oversize set of wooden building blocks, read books to her daughters every night and sang the songs.
Ruth also collaborated with friend and illustrator Ellie Simmons on a potential comic strip with story lines and accurate spelling suitable for early readers.
Finding it difficult to enter that market, they turned the first installment into a book titled Katie and the Sad Noise. After a year in Victoria, B. With two young children still at home, Ruth worked with other parents and educators to create a progressive elementary school in Ithaca, called East Hill School. When Peter retired in , Ruth and Peter moved from Ithaca to the nearby farming community of Trumansburg, where they took on new roles.
Peter became a volunteer fireman and Ruth was elected to the school board and became an avid library volunteer.
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Together, they renovated an old barn with a studio where Peter could paint, and where visiting daughters and their families could stay. Ruth and Peter in Trumansburg. The Dragons of Blueland. Ruth Stiles Gannett. In this third and final installment of the classic My Father's Dragon trilogy, Boris, the baby dragon, is excited to be heading home to Blueland and looks forward to reuniting with his family.
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Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns… Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle—one that might put Eragon in even graver danger. Elmer runs away from home to rescue a baby dragon and finds more adventure on his way than he could have anticipated.
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