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Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People and War

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Publisher Comments:

A sobering lesson about the horrors of war is depicted through the fate of three elephants at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo during World War II.

Synopsis:

A zookeeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, whose turn it is to die, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that World War II will end so their beloved elephants might be saved.

About the Author

'Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, and a chimpanzee. He became interested in art as a young boy when he would draw his brothers\' world of wrestling. Ted later worked as a professional wrestler to finance his studies at the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, where he met his wife, Betsy Lewin, also a children\'s book writer and illustrator. He and his wife travel around the world to research the settings for their books. While working on SACRED RIVER, which he both wrote and illustrated, Ted joined thousands of Hindus on their pilgrimage to the banks of the Ganges River in Benares, India. Ted now lives and works in the brownstone he shares with his wife and their two cats in Brooklyn, New York.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395465554
Subtitle:
A True Story of Animals, People, and War
Translator:
Lewin, Ted
Author:
Tsuchiya, Yukio
Author:
Dykes, Tomoko Tsuchiya
Author:
Lewin, Ted
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Subject:
Elephants
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Fiction.
Subject:
Zoo keepers.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Animals - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
August 1988
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 1.25 in 0.78 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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A zookeeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, whose turn it is to die, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that World War II will end so their beloved elephants might be saved.
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