Tua and the Elephant (Hardcover)

By R. P. Harris, Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)
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Ten-year-old Tua--Thai for "peanut"--has everything she needs at home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, except for one thing she's always wanted: a sister. In the market one day, Tua makes an accidental acquaintance--one with wise, loving eyes, remarkable strength, and a very curious trunk. And when Tua meets Pohn-Pohn, it's clear this elephant needs her help. Together, the unusual team sets off on a remarkable journey to escape from Pohn-Pohn's vile captors. From the bustling night market to the hallowed halls of a Buddhist temple and finally, to the sanctuary of an elephant refuge, this clever girl and her beloved companion find that right under their noses is exactly what each has been searching for: a friend.

About the Author

Taeeun Yoo was born in Korea and grew up in Seoul in her grandfather's beautiful garden-house. As a child, she watched her great-grandmother make traditional Korean costumes, and watched her grandfather carefully observe his orchids and bonsai. Now her grandfather often appears in her illustrations. She studied Korean brush painting at Hong Ik University in Korea, and moved to New York to attend graduate school in illustration at The School of Visual Arts. She lives in New York City. Visit her website at www.taeeunyoo.com

Praise For…

" A charming story sure to capture the hearts of young readers" - School Library Journal

"Charming" - Education.com

"Pure adventure. " - The New York Times

"Enchanting. . . A strong read-aloud choice. " - Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review

"A rousing adventure." - Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

"A gem! - ReadKiddoRead.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811877817
ISBN-10: 0811877817
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Publication Date: April 18th, 2012
Pages: 202
Language: English