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Publisher Description

Lizzie and Karl's mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. When the city is bombed, the family flees with thousands of others, but how can they walk the same route when they have an elephant in tow, and keep themselves safe? Along the way, they meet Peter, a Canadian navigator who risks his own capture to save the family.

As Michael Morpurgo writes in an author's note, An Elephant in the Garden is inspired by historical truths, and by his admiration for elephants, "the noblest and wisest and most sensitive of all creatures." Here is a story that brings together an unlikely group of survivors whose faith in kindness and love proves the best weapon of all.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2011
October 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Feiwel & Friends
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
342.1
KB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-9

Customer Reviews

Reader895 ,

Beautiful story

Loved reading this amazing story, so beautifully told. Couldn’t stop reading.

DIANA MOMMA ,

Elephant in the garden

This book was perfect for my daughter. She loves to learn about history but never liked reading traditional history books, so I picked this title because it appeared to include some important references to past events while incorporating actual things that happen to a young girls like her. She gave this book a FIVE STAR rating, after I asked her if she would like to read more books by the same author.

Completely amazed ,

Amazing

Loved this book. It shows what it is really like during the war. Can't stop reading it over and over again. An event happens and you can't wait to find out what happens next. This book can go really well with a study about WWII in school.

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