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I See an Elephant

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February 2018
About the book: 

I See an Elephant  tells the tale of a gentle elephant who wishes he was a bird. He starts to build a nest, but when the birds laugh at his attempts and try to chase him away, Elephant takes a stand, declaring that he should be able to live as he chooses. Realising that he is right, the birds accept him as one of them, and help him transform into an ‘ele-bird’.

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About the Author
Elaine Macdonald has been a successful children’s television writer and presenter for over 20 years; during this time she has written over 1000 educational scripts. She was one of the main authors of the Readers are Leaders series of books, which have been translated into all official languages and are widely prescribed in schools throughout the country. In 2016, her anthology of stories for the Grade-R syllabus was published.

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