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The elephant keeper : caring for orphaned elephants in Zambia / written by Margriet Ruurs ; illustrated by Pedro Covo.

Ruurs, Margriet (author.). Covo, Pedro 1988- (illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Forsyth Central E Ruurs, Margriet (Text) 0112521544478 Easy Available -
Weaverville Library j813.54 (Text) 0020511661876 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1771385618
  • ISBN: 9781771385619
  • Physical Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 26 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 1 190286.
Summary, etc.: "In 14-year-old Aaron's village in Zambia, poaching for ivory is common practice, and elephants are feared because of the danger they pose to humans and the damage they often cause to crops so important to the villagers' livelihoods. But when Aaron encounters a newborn elephant in distress, his instinct is not to run away, but to jump to its rescue. This is the beginning of a beautiful bond of friendship and a meaningful vocation. This moving story, written by Margriet Ruurs and stunningly illustrated by Pedro Covo, is inspired by the true story of Aaron and Zambezi-a teenage Zambian boy and an orphaned baby elephant that was rescued from a swimming pool at a holiday lodge. This unique informational picture book for middle-graders includes three non-fiction spreads, which provide intervals in the story and opportunities for classroom discussions. These spreads feature photos as well as information about elephants, poaching and the amazing work that is done at an elephant orphanage. At the end of the book there are suggestions for ways readers can help the cause."--
Target Audience Note:
880L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 1 190286.
Subject: Elephants Juvenile fiction
Animal rescue Juvenile fiction
Poaching Juvenile fiction
Genre: Fiction.
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