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Akimbo and the Elephants (Akimbo)

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Ten-year-old Akimbo lives on a game preserve in Africa. His father is the head ranger, and Akimbo is eager to help him whenever he can--even if it means getting into some pretty dangerous situations.

 

In Akimbo and the Elephants, ivory poachers are killing grown elephants for their tusks and leaving the calves to die. When the authorities fail to turn up new leads, Akimbo sets out to save the elephants by posing as a hunter himself.

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Ten-year-old Akimbo lives on a game preserve in Africa. His father is the head ranger, and Akimbo is eager to help him whenever he can--even if it means getting into some pretty dangerous situations. When ivory poachers kill grown elephants for their tusks, Akimbo sets out to save the elephants by posing as a hunter himself. Illustrations.

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries and The Sunday Philosophy Club. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. 
 
LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Big Sister, Little Sister; Sing-Along Song; and Piggies in a Polka. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599900315
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Illustrator:
Pham, LeUyen
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Author:
Pham, LeUyen
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Subject:
Elephants
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Poaching
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Africa
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akimbo
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 4
Publication Date:
20070123
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 2 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations throughout
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
7.20x5.04x.24 in. .17 lbs.
Age Level:
07-09

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