The Child's Elephant
'I cannot trumpet this book loudly enough. Scary, funny, romantic, heartwarming; an elephant book you won?t forget' - Michael MorpurgoWhen a baby elephant is abandoned on the African savannah, a young boy named Bat takes her back to his village and cares for her. But Bat's grandmother explains that Meya cannot stay with them for ever - the call of the wild will always be sounding in her soul. Then frightening rumours arrive at the village; rumours of kidnapping, suffering and war. Bat and his friend Muka are snatched, and catapulted into a new life of unimaginable terror. Will the bond between Bat and Meya strong enough to save them?A thrilling, heartbreaking and beautiful novel from an exciting new voice in children's books, Rachel Campbell-Johnston.
Publication Date: 03-Apr-2014
Publisher: Penguin Random House