The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback)
  • The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback)
  • The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback)
  • The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback)
  • The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback)
  • The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback)
  • The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback)
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The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback) The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback) The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback) The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback) The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback)

The Secret Elephant: The true story of an extraordinary wartime friendship (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 13/04/2023
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Waterstones Says

Inspired by a true story, this heartwarming and evocative picture book recounts the remarkable tale of a zookeeper who hid a baby elephant in her home throughout World War II.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2024 Illustrated Books Shortlist

Discover the unbreakable bond between a baby elephant and her keeper in this heartfelt narrative set against the backdrop of World War II. As war looms on the horizon, things are changing at the zoo. Before, screeching monkeys dangled in trees, roaring lions sunbathed on the dusty ground and sniffling meerkats patrolled. But now, people have stopped visiting and there is talk of a great war.

As bombs begin to fall and huge blasts echo around the zoo, a baby elephant and her keeper sneak to the safety and comfort of the keeper's home. Here, they weather out the worst of the war together in secret. But what will happen when their secret is found out?

Based on the incredible true story of Denise Weston Austin at Belfast Zoo, this heartfelt narrative of their unlikely bond is brought beautifully to life by exciting debut talent and recent Cambridge MA graduate, Ellan Rankin.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781526363794
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 209 g
Dimensions: 234 x 292 x 5 mm

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“Beautifully written and illustrated”

OK picture book about a cute little elephant why would you make me cry?

This is a beautifully illustrated story about an elephant and their keeper at Belfast Zoo during WWII. All based around a true story of the... More

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“A beautifully illustrated picture book based on a true story”

An extremely moving and beautifully illustrated picture book detailing the bond between a baby elephant and her keeper set against the backdrop of World War II. Concerned that the elephant will be alone, afraid and in... More

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