An Elephant in the Garden
Score: 4.5
From 70 Ratings

An Elephant in the Garden


  • Author: Michael Morpurgo
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 342079 Bytes


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 mo...

An Elephant in the Garden

An Elephant in the Garden


  • Author: Simon Reade
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Genre: Theater
  • File Size: 1574640 Bytes


1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War.Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West – and also the advancing Russian armies from the East – this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon.It is Lizzie’s story – but Marlene, the elephant, is theheroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load-bearing, indestructible, cheering – Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive....

An Elephant in the Garden
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

An Elephant in the Garden


  • Author : Simon Reade
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783196739


An Elephant in the Garden Book Description :

1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West – and also the advancing Russian armies from the East – this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. It is Lizzie’s story – but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load-bearing, indestructible, cheering – Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive....

An Elephant in the Garden
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

An Elephant in the Garden


  • Author : Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2010-05-27
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007352128


An Elephant in the Garden Book Description :

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......

An Elephant in the Garden
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

An Elephant in the Garden


  • Author : Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466804456


An Elephant in the Garden Book Description :

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 mo...

The Elephant s Garden

The Elephant s Garden


  • Author : Jane Ray
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1910716227


The Elephant s Garden Book Description :

Jasmine s garden has the most delicious fruit in the village but someone is eating all her beautiful apples, apricots, kiwis, and kumquats. Determined to catch the thief, Jasmine waits . . . and waits. Little does she imagine that when he arrives, he ll lead her on a magical journey through the skies. Award-winning artist Jane Ray has created a vibrant, stunningly illustrated tale of greed, set in India."...

The Tuscan Secret
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Tuscan Secret


  • Author : Angela Petch
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2019-06-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786819581


The Tuscan Secret Book Description :

Il Mulino. An old crumbling mill, by a winding river, nestled in the Tuscan mountains. An empty home that holds memories of homemade pasta and Nonna’s stories by the fire, and later: the Nazi invasion, and a family torn apart by a heartbreaking betrayal. Anna is distraught when her beloved mother, Ines, passes away. She inherits a box of papers, handwritten in Italian and yellowed with age, and a tantalising promise that the truth about what happened during the war lies within. The diaries lead Anna to the small village of Rofelle, where she slowly starts to heal as she explores sun-kissed olive groves, and pieces together her mother’s past: happy days spent herding sheep across Tuscan meadows cruelly interrupted when World War Two erupted and th...

An Elephant in My Kitchen

An Elephant in My Kitchen


  • Author : Françoise Malby-Anthony
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250220158


An Elephant in My Kitchen Book Description :

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Malby-Anthony offers a book of great inspiration and wide appeal to nature-loving readers." —Publishers Weekly A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Françoise Malby-Anthony. A chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence’s death, Françoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn’t take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd...

Finding Perfect
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Finding Perfect


  • Author : Elly Swartz
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374303136


Finding Perfect Book Description :

To twelve-year-old Molly Nathans, perfect is: —The number four —The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil —A crisp white pad of paper —Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are sometimes broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Poetry Slam Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with white tablecloths. Molly is sure her mother would never miss that. Right...? But as time passes, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough t...

Little Foxes
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Little Foxes


  • Author : Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher : Egmont UK
  • Release Date : 2012-01-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780311760


Little Foxes Book Description :

A spellbinding animal story from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. Bullied at school, nagged in Aunty May's tenth-floor council flat, there's only one place ten-year-old Billy really feels alive - in the wilderness by the canal. There he watches a cygnet on the water and protects a family of fox cubs. Then his secret place is discovered and the fox family decimated. Unwanted and unloved, Billy and the last fox run for their lives . . . A gripping and poignant animal adventure from the master storyteller of An Eagle in the Snow, Listen to the Moon, Shadow, and An Elephant in the Garden. ------ Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo needs no introduction. He is one of the most successful children's authors in the c...

Dindy and the Elephant

Dindy and the Elephant


  • Author : Elizabeth Laird
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-06-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447272427


Dindy and the Elephant Book Description :

Bored with her little brother Pog's childish games, Dindy decides that she's finally grown-up enough for a real adventure. While her mother is sleeping and the servants are busy, she takes Pog deep into the tea gardens, a place they are never supposed to go alone. Terrified by wild animals and snubbed by the local children, Dindy starts to realize how little she really knows about India, even though it's the only place she's ever called home. But little does she know her life is about to be turned upside down when her mother is taken ill and her father tells her they are leaving India, for good. Dindy and the Elephant by Elizabeth Laird is a wonderful portrait of a young British child coming to terms with leaving her beloved childhood home, while at ...