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An Elephant in the Garden

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Lizzie and Karls 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 dont 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 authors 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.

About the Author

Sir Michael Morpurgo, Order of the British Empire, is one of the worlds most acclaimed authors for children. His middle grade novel, War Horse, debuted on Broadway in 2011 and is being adapted for film by Stephen Spielberg.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250034144
Author:
Morpurgo, Michael
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
Michae
Author:
l Morpurgo
Author:
Morpurgo, Michael, M.B.E .
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Elephants
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20131008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.1875 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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