Home Now Paperback
by Lesley Beake
Illustrated by Karin Littlewood
"This is your home now," everyone tells Sieta, but Sieta can't help feeling sad when she thinks back to her previous home over the mountains, before her mother and father died of illness and she came to live with Aunty.
One day, Sieta's teacher takes the children to see the orphan elephants in a nearby elephant park.
The moment Sieta sees the baby elephant Satara, and he looks soulfully at her, each recognises the sadness in the other.
How Satara helps Sieta to forget her sadness and start living life afresh is sensitively told and warmly illustrated in a book which children will love both for its emotional impact and for its endearing portrayal of elephants.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/02/2008
- Category: Picture storybooks
- ISBN: 9781845076382
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Review by kmcpha3
I liked this book because of the illustrations and plot. First, the illustrations both enhanced the story and were appropriate to the mood of the story. For example, the illustrations allowed the reader to see what the people looked like and the emotion between Sieta and the elephant. Second, the plot was very relatable to students and readers. Several students move around a lot and have to call more than one place home, like Sieta. Also, she found light when things weren't the best in her life. That is a great theme and message to send to students. With that said, the theme is to always try to find the light in ever situation, no matter how dark it can be.