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ISBN13: 9781423104018
ISBN10: 1423104013
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In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick's mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family's teak plantation.
 
But as soon as Nick arrives, trouble erupts in the remote Burmese elephant village. Japanese soldiers invade, and Nick's father is taken prisoner. Nick is left stranded on the plantation, forced to work as a servant to the new rulers. As life in the village grows more dangerous for Nick and his young friend, Mya, they plan their daring escape. Setting off on elephant back, they will risk their lives to save Nick's father and Mya's brother from a Japanese POW camp.
 
In this thrilling journey through the jungles of Burma, Roland Smith explores the far-reaching effects of World War II, while introducing readers to the fascinating world of wild timber elephants and their mahouts.

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In this thrilling journey through the jungles of Burma, Smith explores the far-reaching effects of World War II, while introducing readers to the fascinating world of wild timber elephants and their "mahouts."

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jackson.lawrence3, June 11, 2010 (view all comments by jackson.lawrence3)
Elephant Run is a book that tells a story of some kids in Burma that are forced into hiding during world war two. It is good because during this time period the war was what got all of the news. It is a great way to learn about WW2 from how much detail they go into the concentration camps and their long walks to exhaust the prisoners. I thought that the theme in this book was to have patience. Overall I thought it was a great book.
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Jacob.Casey1584, June 10, 2010 (view all comments by Jacob.Casey1584)
What would it be like to live on a teak plantation during WWII in India. This is the best book I have ever read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure stories. Nick Moved to Burma to live with his dad because his home in England was bombed. In Burma he lives with his father on a tree plantation. The main theme in this story is that family is always there for you. Nick is a 15 year old boy who is craving adventure. This book is filled with action and adventure for example when Nick is mauled by an elephant. The time period that the book takes place is during World War 2. I think this is a book that everyone should read within their lifetime.
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bfalk082696, June 8, 2010 (view all comments by bfalk082696)
We all know about the major events of World War Two but this story tells of a battle far different in both strategy and climate. Nick is sent to live with his father in Burma after the bombing of his apartment in England. But Burma might not be as safe as his mother had expected. The themes in this book are plentiful and is made for a advanced reader. It incorporates adventure with family emotions and secrets that keeps you thoroughly entertained. It teaches about the effect the war had on the world while teaching about a jungle full of life. The suspense never ends with the stakes rising every second. I feel the lesson in this story is to never let your spirit die because it is the thing one that can pull you through tough times. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a action packed story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423104018
Author:
Smith, Roland
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
Elephants
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Military and War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.1875 in 8 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , In this thrilling journey through the jungles of Burma, Smith explores the far-reaching effects of World War II, while introducing readers to the fascinating world of wild timber elephants and their "mahouts."
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