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The Child's Elephant Rachel Campbell-Johnston

David Fickling Books
Hardback 400 pages

ISBN:
9780857560766
Size:
214 x 144 x 35mm
Published:
2nd May 2013
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Interest age: from c 9 years
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Overview

'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).

Author

Rachel Campbell-Johnston is the chief art critic and poetry critic for The Times. She studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and has a PhD in modern and contemporary British poetry. Her first book, Mysterious Wisdom: The Life and Work of Samuel Palmer, was published to great acclaim in 2011. Rachel lives in the country with her family and an assortment of animals. The Child's Elephant is her first book for children.

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