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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: 9780312593698
0312593694
Branch Call Number: j MORPURGO 2011
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good book teacher read it to the class

Report This 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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