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‘Thrilling...filled with adventure, tragedy and love’ Daily Mail ‘If you were to relocate Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse to Burma in the Second World War, with elephants taking the sentimental role from the horses, you might end up with something like Elephant Moon’ Literary Review As the Second World War rages, the Japanese Imperial Army enters Burma and the British rulers prepare to flee. But the human legacy of the British Empire will be left behind in the shape of sixty-two Anglo-Burmese children, born to local women after affairs with foreign men. Half-castes, they are not acknowledged by either side and they are to be abandoned with no one to protect them. Their teacher, Grace Collins, a young Englishwoman, refuses to join the European evacuation and instead sets out to deliver the orphans to the safety of India. She faces impossible odds because between her and India lie one thousand miles of jungle, mountains, rivers and the constant, unseen threat of the Japanese. With Japanese soldiers chasing them down, the group s chances of survival shrink - until they come across a herd of fifty-three elephants who, with their awesome strength and kindness, quickly become the orphans only hope of survival. Based on a true story, Elephant Moon is an unforgettable epic tale of courage and compassion in the midst of brutality and destruction. What readers are saying about Elephant Moon: ‘Absolutely amazing.’ ‘This book was beautiful and gives a very different view of the Second World War. The elephants’ relationships were enchanting and I completely fell in love with them. Couldn't put it down.’ ‘What a marvellous book!’ ‘I absolutely loved this book. As someone who's been lucky enough to see elephants in the wild and to experience close contact with working elephants on a trip to India, this book really captivated me with its descriptions of the elephants and their individual traits.’ ‘I got so caught up in it I missed my station.’ ‘I hope everyone who reads this story will fall in love with the elephants and vow to work in some small way for elephant conservation.’

Detalhes do Produto

    • Ano de Edição: 2013
    • Ano:  2013
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000177451672
    • ISBN:  9781909269095

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