An Elephant in the Garden

An Elephant in the Garden

Book - 2011
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As the bombing of Dresden looms ahead a young zookeeper persuades the zoo director to allow Marlene, a young elephant, to be kept safe in their garden. When their home is destroyed they are forced to set out on foot to keep safe. Inspired by a true story.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2011.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780312593698
Branch Call Number: YF
Characteristics: 199 pages ; 22 cm


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MsCourtney Feb 18, 2017

An unexpected story about war.

Sep 11, 2015

Young adult historical fiction based loosely on a real elephant from a Belfast zoo during WW2. Interesting story told in a simplistic way. Picked it up because I am intrigued by elephants. Easy to read in a day.

SpringAltman Jul 21, 2014

A young family, a RAF Candian flyer, a youth choir and an elephant flee Dresden, Germany during WW2

Jan 30, 2012

good book teacher read it to the class

MissAnnie Oct 13, 2010

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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