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The child's elephant

By: Campbell-Johnston, Rachel

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085756076X / 9780857560766
Hardback
823.92
25/04/2013
Out of print
England
22 cm 385 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Children's (6-12)  Learn More
Quiz No: 225054, Points 15.00, Book Level 5.90,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More

'Throw your heart out in front of you and run to catch it.' That's what the boy's grandmother always said.

When a baby elephant is left orphaned on the African savannah, Bat, a young herdsboy, takes her home and cares for her.

But Bat's grandmother knows that Meya cannot stay with them for ever - the call of the wild will always be sounding in her soul. And there are rumours borne on the wind; frightening stories of kidnapping and suffering and war.

Bat and his closest friend, Muka, are catapulted into a new life of unimaginable terror.

Now memories of their village world feel so far away.

Will the bond between elephant and child remain strong enough to save them?

It is a thrilling new novel which tells a heartbreakingly life-like tale. "I cannot trumpet this book loudly enough.scary, funny, romantic, heart-warming; an elephant book you won't forget." (Michael Morpurgo).

BIC:

5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, YFP Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

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