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The Child's Elephant

ISBN 
9780857560766
Format 
Hardback
Recommended Price 
R215.00
Published 
June 2013
About the book: 

'Throw your heart out in front of you and run to catch it.' That's what the boy's grandmother always said. When a baby elephant is left orphaned on the African savannah, Bat, a young herdsboy, takes her home and cares for her. But Bat's grandmother knows that Meya cannot stay with them for ever - the call of the wild will always be sounding in her soul. And there are rumours borne on the wind; frightening stories of kidnapping and suffering and war. Bat and his closest friend, Muka, are catapulted into a new life of unimaginable terror. 

Now memories of their village world feel so far away. Will the bond between elephant and child remain strong enough to save them? It is a thrilling new novel which tells a heartbreakingly life-like tale.

"I cannot trumpet this book loudly enough. Scary, funny, romantic, heart-warming; an elephant book you won't forget."  - Michael Morpurgo.

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