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Elephant Child

Elephant Child (Paperback, New edition)

By Ellis, Mary
Illustrated by MacDonald Denton, Kady

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From the author of The Arctic Fox and Lily Dragon, a moving and exciting new novel set in Africa about a child with a special relationship with elephants. Roaring Good Reads: For Confident Readers 7 -- 10 Shola was five when she was found by scientists in the Bakuli National Park... in Africa. Exhausted and half-starved, she had been kept safe by a family of elephants who had treated her as one of their young. Shola goes to live with the scientists and their son, Leo, who is thrilled to have an older sister. But when Leo's parents are killed in a plane crash, Leo is sent back to live in England. Returning to Africa some years later, Leo is shocked to find that Shola hasn't spoken since the tragic accident and that a growing number of the elephants are being killed for ivory. He and Shola set off to find 'their' elephants, despite the danger of the poachers, and along with their favourite elephant Shola also finds her voice. This is Shola's story, told by Leo , about the idyllic life they lead in Africa surrounded by wildlife -- elephants in particular -- an idyllic life that is cut short by danger and death . It's a novel of adventure and family ties crossing two cultures -- African and European -- and two kingdoms, human and animal. A third novel from Mary Ellis, that is both lyrical and exciting; thrilling and moving.
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ISBN 9780007128204
Released NZ 24 Oct 2003
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
Series Roaring good reads
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780007128204
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Released 24 Oct 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Ellis, Mary
Illustrated by MacDonald Denton, Kady
Series Roaring good reads
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Fiction Dealing With Specific Issues
Adventure / Thriller
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 95g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Children's stories - lcsh, Orphans - Africa - Juvenile fiction, Elephants - Africa - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile