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An Elephant in the Garden

Morpurgo, Michael (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
An Elephant in the Garden
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1944. Elizabeth's mother works at Dresden Zoo, where her favorite animal is an elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her. And then the bombs start to fall...
Authors: Morpurgo, Michael
Title: An elephant in the garden
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 199 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Morpurgo
Summary: 1944. Elizabeth's mother works at Dresden Zoo, where her favorite animal is an elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her. And then the bombs start to fall...
ISBN: 0312593694
9780312593698
Branch Call Number: j MORPURGO 2011
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Juvenile fiction Dresden (Germany) History Bombardment, 1945 Juvenile fiction Elephants Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Elephants
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It's 1944. Elizabeth's mother works at Dresden Zoo, where her favorite animal is an elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her. A... Read More »

When the zoo director announces that the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them from running amok if the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves the elephant Marlene into the family garden to save her.


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good book teacher read it to the class

Oct 13, 2010
  • MissAnnie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For those children having to read a book on War for their Remembrance Day projects, this makes a great selection. The story is set in Germany at the time of the Dresden bombing, but avoids any long violent descriptions. Instead we learn how one family was able to make it through this experience. And, there really is an elephant that goes along on the long trek to safety.

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