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An Elephant in the Garden - a book by Morpurgo, Michael

An Elephant in the Garden

An Elephant in the Garden( )
Author: Morpurgo, Michael
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Square Fish
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.99
Book Description:

Lizzie and Karl's mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. When the city is bombed, the family flees with thousands of others, but how can they walk the same route when they have an elephant in tow, and keep themselves safe?...
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Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Elephants
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Military & Wars
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Europe
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.16 x 7.72 x 0.645 Inches
Book Weight:0.38 Pounds
Author Biography
Morpurgo, Michael (Author)
British author Michael Morpurgo was born in St. Albans, Hertforshire in 1943. He attended the University of London and studied English and French. He became a primary school teacher in Kent for about ten years. He and his wife Clare started a charity called Farms for City Children. They currently own three farms where over 2000 children a year stay for a week and experience the countryside by taking part in purposeful farmwork.

He has published over 100 books and several screenplays. He won the 1995 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the 1996 Nestle Smarties Book Prize for The Butterfly Lion, and the 2000 Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom. Private Peaceful won the 2005 Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Five of his books have been made into movies and two have been adapted for television. He was named as the third Children's Laureate in May 2003.


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