Face to Face with Elephants

Face to Face with Elephants

by Beverly Joubert
     
 

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You’re in the Land Rover, observing elephants from a safe, respectful distance. It’s a hot, hot day in the African bush, and the windows are down. But what’s this? Suddenly, you’ve got company! An elephant trunk is nosing around in your luggage for some water. Nothing new to Beverly and Dereck Joubert, the wildlife writers and filmmakers who

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You’re in the Land Rover, observing elephants from a safe, respectful distance. It’s a hot, hot day in the African bush, and the windows are down. But what’s this? Suddenly, you’ve got company! An elephant trunk is nosing around in your luggage for some water. Nothing new to Beverly and Dereck Joubert, the wildlife writers and filmmakers who get up close and personal with elephants of all sizes, experience their complex social structure, and witness first-hand their deepest emotions. Through Beverly’s stunning photographs and Dereck’s engaging narration, readers can follow the plight of a trapped baby elephant, discover the compassion of these gentle giants, and learn of the threats they face. The Jouberts take readers face to face with the elephants as they come under attack from lions...and from mankind. Learn how to help protect these animals and prevent shrinking herds being driven into ever smaller parcels of land.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis J. Perry
The book from the "Face to Face" series by National Geographic combines first hand information from field investigations with stunning photography to introduce to the reader elephants, the gentle giants of the animal kingdom. Beverly and Dereck Joubert have spent twenty-five years in Africa studying and photographing wild creatures. This talented team has previously combined their talents in articles, films, and books. Among their awards are four Emmys and a Peabody. In Face to Face with Elephants, readers are presented with heartwarming stories, such as the rescue of a baby stuck in the mud by the whole herd of elephants. They will also feel a rush of excitement as an angry adult female elephant charges the author's jeep. The book contains sections explaining how readers can help protect elephants and ways they can learn more. A map shows where elephants once lived and where they are found today, clearly revealing how their home range is rapidly shrinking. "Facts at a Glance" provides specific detailed information, and there is a glossary and an index. Reviewer: Phyllis J. Perry
VOYA - Susan Allen
Mention of this publisher brings to mind gorgeous pictures, poignant text, and impeccable research, attributes that are certainly found when browsing this series. Each animal is introduced through photographs that are supported by descriptions of their physical characteristics, diet, family life, habitat, and relations with human beings. A map denotes where the animal can be found in the world and possible dangers to their populace. In Face to Face with Elephants, the authors, residents of Africa for twenty-five years, capture the elephant in color photographs and illustrate size comparisons among elephant breeds using clear and simple graphics and charts. Readers will be caught by the sidebars throughout this series, but especially here. They will learn "The Scoop About Elephant Poop." Whether young readers want to learn about these creatures or about caterpillars, frogs, grizzly bears, lions, polar bears, or wolves, they will be enthralled with what can be found in these books. The eye-catching format and short sentences closely linked to photos will make the most reluctant reader eager to check out all the titles. Reviewer: Susan Allen

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426303258
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Series:
Face to Face with Animals Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
820,592
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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