Tuesday, October 8, 2019
ELEPHANT THIEF by Jane Kerr. New York, Scholastic, 2017. 320p. ISBN: 978-1-338-18843-1 hc. $16.99 Gr. 4-8 JUV FIC
A mute street orphan known only as "Boy", a chance encounter with a famous elephant and their epic journey to Manchester take place in one weeks time. Full of mystery, twists and turns as "Boy" learns to trust and find friendship, he evolves into Danny, a brave elephant trainer. This captivating page turner is loosely based on a true story of Maharajah, an Asian elephant who walked from Edinburgh to Manchester, Scotland in one week in 1870. Adventurous young readers will enjoy this book.
Charlotte Dugas, Retired Library Director, Munising School Public Library