By the author of War Horse, this tale, inspired by a true story, concerns the bombing of Desden and a zookeeper who is determined to keep a young elephant safe by staying in their garden. But when the home is bombed, the family must flee in the middle of winter, escaping the approaching Russian soldiers, and caring for an elephant!
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Availability date: 12/05/2014
|Publisher; Date of Pub||Macmillan; 2010|
A wonderful story that youngsters and not so young animal lovers will enjoy. As with War Horse, the basis for the story is fact. And the moral behind it is the same: there are no winners in war.
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