The Child's Elephant, Paperback


"I cannot trumpet this book loudly enough. Scary, funny, romantic, heartwarming; an elephant book you won't forget." (Michael Morpurgo).

When a baby elephant is abandoned on the African savannah, a young boy named Bat takes her back to his village and cares for her.

But Bat's grandmother explains that Meya cannot stay with them for ever - the call of the wild will always be sounding in her soul.

Then frightening rumours arrive at the village; rumours of kidnapping, suffering and war.

Bat and his friend Muka are snatched, and catapulted into a new life of unimaginable terror.

Will the bond between Bat and Meya strong enough to save them?

This is a thrilling, heartbreaking and beautiful novel from an exciting new voice in children's books, Rachel Campbell-Johnston.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, Black & white section & chapter head illustrations
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Animal stories
  • ISBN: 9780552571142



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