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An Elephant in the Garden
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Square Fish
Publication date October 8, 2013
Pages 199
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250034144
ISBN-10 1250034140
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.38 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
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Lizzie and Karl's 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 don't 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 author's 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.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780007339570
 
from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (May 27, 2010)
9780007339570 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $22.20
About: A thrilling and moving novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780007339563 Book cover for 9781250034144
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Square Fish (October 8, 2013)
9781250034144 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.38 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Lizzie and Karl's 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 don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs.
from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (May 27, 2010)
9780007339563 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $18.80
About: A thrilling and moving novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion.
School and Library
Reprint edition from Feiwel & Friends (October 25, 2011)
9780312593698 | details & prices | 199 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.72 lbs | List price $16.99

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