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Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 14/10/2014
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An Elephant in the Garden is Simon Reade's new adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's best-selling children's novel. 1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother - and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies' advance from the West - and also the advancing Russian armies from the East - this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. It is Lizzie's story - but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, loadbearing, indestructible, cheering - Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.

Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783191741
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 210 x 130 x 8 mm

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“Bookberry”

This touching story is about a journey to safety during the war. But it isn't as easy as it seems when you have to take an elephant with you. This fantastic story is from the Germans point of view during the... More

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