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The Elephant s Journey

Author : José Saramago
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For two years Solomon the elephant has lived in Lisbon. Now King Dom João III wishes to make him a wedding gift for a Hapsburg archduke in Vienna. The only way for Solomon to get to his new home is to walk. So begins a journey that will take the stalwart elephant across the dusty plains of Castile, over the sea to Genoa and up to northern Italy where, like Hannibal's elephants before him, he must cross the snowy Alps. Based on a true story, Saramago’s tale is an enchanting mix of fact, fable and fantasy.

Elephant Journey

Author : Rob Laidlaw
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In 2013, people across North America were riveted by the story of Toka, Thika, and Iringa, the last three elephants at the zoo in Toronto, Ontario. Lonely for a larger herd, sick from the cold climate, and weak from standing for long days in a too-small concrete enclosure, the elephants desperately needed a change. The zoo and animal activists agreed that they should be moved to a healthier home, but the best option—the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary in distant California—seemed like an impossible dream. In Elephant Journey, leading activist and award-winning author Rob Laidlaw unfolds the journey of how that impossible dream was realized. In clear, straightforward prose, he describes the elephants’ experiences on the journey of three days and 4,100 kilometers that brought them to the sanctuary at last. Celebrated illustrator Brian Deines’ oil paintings, based on actual footage of the trip, provide an intimate window into the experiences of Toka, Thika, and Iringa as they braved their long road to a new life. Extensive back matter includes an index, photographs, and further information about this miraculous Elephant Journey.

The Elephant s Journey

Author : José Saramago
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A delightful, witty tale of friendship and adventure from prize-winning novelist José SaramagoIn 1551, King João III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. In José Saramago's remarkable and imaginative retelling, Solomon and his keeper, Subhro, begin in dismal conditions, forgotten in a corner of the palace grounds. When it occurs to the king and queen that an elephant would be an appropriate wedding gift, everyone rushes to get them ready: Subhro is given two new suits of clothes and Solomon a long overdue scrub. Accompanied by the Archduke, his new wife, and the royal guard, these unlikely heroes traverse a continent riven by the Reformation and civil wars, witnessed along the way by scholars, historians, and wide-eyed ordinary people as they make their way through the storied cities of northern Italy; they brave the Alps and the terrifying Isarco and Brenner Passes; across the Mediterranean Sea and up the Inn River; and at last, toward their grand entry into the imperial city.

Thunder An Elephant s Journey

Author : Erik Daniel Shein
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A young African pygmy elephant must confront his fears to fulfill a dream and become a legend…. Thunder, a young pygmy forest elephant, sets out on a journey to find his mother after he escapes capture by poachers. With danger at every turn in the central African jungle, he must face his fears to survive. Some unlikely friends: Soma, a cranky rhino; Frederick, a nutty pink flamingo; Penelope, a chatty parrot; three kooky egrets; and Jennetta Blue, a blue butterfly; help him with his dream to find his mother and fulfill his quest to be reunited with his herd.

Balarama s Story

Author : D. K. BHASKAR
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Elephants have long been a part of India's culture, religion and the natural environment. Elephants are a "mammoth" presence in India's mythology, and folklore. The divinity in elephants is worshipped in the form of the elephant-headed god, Ganesha. However, it is also true that this gentle giant is now an endangered animal. "Balarama's Story" is the biography of an elephant that was uprooted from its natural home in the forest to later attain iconic status as a "royal elephant" in Dasara festival of the once Royal Mysore. Follow the tale of Balarama in this captivating narration, and learn about the private lives of elephants in the forest and why elephants matter to mankind!!!

Lions and Fire on the Elephants Journey

Author : Frank Meintjies
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Year of the Elephant

Author : Laylá Abū Zayd
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In this moving fictional treatment of a Muslim woman's life, a personal and family crisis impells the heroine to reexamine traditional cultural attitudes toward women. Cast out and divorced by her husband, she finds herself in a strange new world. Both obstacles and support systems change as she actively participates in the struggle for Moroccan independence from France. This feminist novel is a literary statement in a modern realist style. Many novels by women of the Middle East that have been translated reflect Western views, values, and education. By contrast, Year of the Elephant is uniquely Moroccan and emerges from North African Islamic culture itself. Its subtle juxtaposition of past and present, of immediate thought and triggered memory, reflects the heroine's interior conflict between tradition and modern demands. The title refers to a famous battle described in the Koran.

Tyke and the Elephant Angel

Author : K A Monroe
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A children's story of heavenly proportions inspired by true events and told through colorful illustrations and rhyme. This story focuses on Tyke the elephant's journey to Heaven. It does not highlight her violent death. Please enjoy the spiritual journey it takes children on with her as there could be no other way to describe a 'happy ending' to her story. A percentage of net royalties are pledged by the author to be donated to The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuaries in memory of Tyke to care for rescued elephants. The book's dedication is in Memory of Pat Derby and Tyke and is categorized as youth fiction for preschool to kindergarten aged and beginner readers. Inspiration was drawn from Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, most noted children's book authors. The cover art has a bit of Marvel Comic feel to it - dared to be different. Thousands of people have been touched by Tyke's true tragic story and parents and educators can find more info about Tyke and the legacy she left behind on wiki. Reviews: FIVE STAR reader average review. "The heart-wrenching story of Tyke, which sadly is the story of all elephants exploited in circuses, reaches a charming conclusion in Tyke and the Elephant Angel." -Bob Barker

Little Elephant s Journey

Author : Studio Mouse LLC
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Hannibal s Epic Elephant Journey

Author : Katie Dale
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Hannibal sets off to fight the Romans with an army on mighty elephants ... first they must cross the river and navigate a way through the treacherous mountains, then defeat the mighty Roman army! This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Travels on My Elephant

Author : Mark Shand
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A memorable account of a journey across India on an elephant.

The Elephant Thief

Author : Jane Kerr
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When street urchin Danny accidentally bids for Maharajah the elephant at an Edinburgh auction, his life is transformed as he is swept up on an unforgettable journey. But soon Danny's shady connections threaten to destroy his new-found happiness. Will he ever escape his past?

The Last Elephant s Journey

Author : Slightly Off Center Writers Group
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The Elephant s Euphonium

Author : Bonnie J. Fladung
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A little elephant's journey to find his father reveals the plight of the last great tuskers of Africa. Beautifully illustrated, the lively, rhyming text introduces Zulu words and is supplemented by maps and by facts about elephant behavior.

Tyke and the Elephant Angel

Author : K. A. Monroe
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A children's story of heavenly proportions inspired by true events and told through colorful illustrations and rhyme. This story focuses on Tyke the elephant's journey to Heaven. It does not highlight her violent death. Please enjoy the spiritual journey it takes children on with her as there could be no other way to describe a 'happy ending' to her story. A percentage of net royalties are pledged by the author to be donated to The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuaries in memory of Tyke to care for rescued elephants. The book's dedication is in Memory of Pat Derby and Tyke and is categorized as youth fiction for preschool to kindergarten aged and beginner readers. Inspiration was drawn from Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, most noted children's book authors. The cover art has a bit of graphic novel feel to it - dared to be different. Thousands of people have been touched by Tyke's true tragic story and parents and educators can find more info about Tyke and the legacy she left behind on wiki. * The hardcover edition is beautiful and is available for the holidays 2013. It is a 20th anniversary special edition with celebrity review on the back cover. It has the KA Monroe Publication imprint and will be distributed through Ingram world wide book distribution.

Journey Into Thailand

Author : Keith Adam
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Sukari an Elephant s Journey

Author : Pecki Witonsky
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SUKARI, an Elephant's Journey tells a story of elephant love and family devotion. Sukari is a young female elephant, she adores he male cousin Mojo. They get into trouble. The matriarch is shot by poachers. They move quickly to Amani the protected preserve. A new baby is born.

Thunder

Author : Erik Daniel Shein
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Teacher Resource Lesson Plans for grades 4-6 based on the novel Thunder: An Elephant's Journey by Erik Daniel Shein & L. M. Reker. Lesson plans put together by a former middle school teacher, Melissa Davis.

The Life of Ulysses S Grant

Author : J. T. Headley
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The Journey of Self discovery

Author : A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
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Amid the parched desert of materialism, The Journey of Self-Discovery offers a sure pathway to the oasis of higher, spiritual awareness. Book jacket.