The Child's Elephant (Paperback)
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The Child's Elephant (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 03/04/2014
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'I cannot trumpet this book loudly enough. Scary, funny, romantic, heartwarming; an elephant book you won't forget' - Michael Morpurgo When a baby elephant is abandoned on the African savannah, a young boy named Bat takes her back to his village and cares for her. But Bat's grandmother explains that Meya cannot stay with them for ever - the call of the wild will always be sounding in her soul. Then frightening rumours arrive at the village; rumours of kidnapping, suffering and war. Bat and his friend Muka are snatched, and catapulted into a new life of unimaginable terror. Will the bond between Bat and Meya strong enough to save them? A thrilling, heartbreaking and beautiful novel from an exciting new voice in children's books, Rachel Campbell-Johnston.

Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
ISBN: 9780552571142
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"I cannot trumpet this book loudly enough. Scary, funny, romantic, heart-warming; an elephant book you won't forget" -- Michael Morpurgo
"Beautifully written . . . The Child's Elephant sings with a formidable talent, imagination and passion" * The Times *
"A big and important story . . . that smoulders in the mind long after the final page" -- Annabel Pitcher * Guardian *
"Lyrical, compelling and totally convincing . . . a great new children's classic" * The Times, Saturday Review *
"A heart-wrenching and sometimes terrifying tale . . . Compulsive reading" * Children's Books Ireland *

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“A story of friendship, survival and hope”

One day, out with his cattle on the African savannah, young Bat and his friend Muka find Meya, a baby elephant orphaned by poachers. Meya will become everything to Bat: a constant friend and companion, as he helps... More

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“This book blew me away!”

I cannot recommend this exceptional book enough. It is a story that will transport you far away from school, mobile phones and computers to the beautiful but unforgiving plains of Africa where hard work and a meagre... More

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