What would you do if you woke up one morning and found a huge and lonely elephant at your door? An elephant with a letter hanging from its ear, saying: "My name is Dailan Kifki, and I beg you not to be alarmed at the fact that I'm an elephant..."? Well, you would probably adopt him too, wouldn't you?
But when Dailan Kifki falls ill and ends up at the top of a tree, only the fire brigade can get him down. Unfortunately, the fireman who arrives seems more interested in flying away with the elephant than bringing him back to earth...
And so a charming, surreal and very funny adventure begins, complete with fold-up forests, a grumpy dwarf, an unhelpful brother and a highly suspicious umbrella.
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 200 x 148 mm
This international bestseller is a true delight Outside in World Droll and charming, the friendly elephant Dailan Kifki is happy to join in all the adventures his adopted family embark on with hilarious results. Argentinian author Maria Elena Walsh has frequently been compared to Lewis Carroll for her wonderful inventiveness The Bay Young and old will enjoy the work of this unique artist El Mundo What was written by Maria Elena can be seen as the most important work of all time in its genre, comparable to Lewis Carroll's Alice or Pinocchio Leopoldo Brizuela A fascinating, funny novel with a wicked sense of humor -- Sergio Andricain BBC Move over Dumbo, there's a new elephant in town Tony's Reading List Combines surrealism and humour via an adventure that is every bit as revealing as it is funny Philosophy Football