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Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War
     

Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War

by Ted Lewin (Illustrator), Yukio Tsuchiya
 

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A zookeeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, whose turn it is to die, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that World War II will end so their beloved elephants might be saved.

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A zookeeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, whose turn it is to die, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that World War II will end so their beloved elephants might be saved.

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"A moving and powerful statement about the insanity of war." Horn Book

"A moving and powerful statement about the insanity of war." Horn Book Guide

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395861370
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
124,496
Product dimensions:
7.81(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
AD640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, and a chimpanzee. He became interested in art as a young boy when he would draw his brothers' world of wrestling. Ted later worked as a professional wrestler to finance his studies at the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, where he met his wife, Betsy Lewin, also a children's book writer and illustrator. He and his wife travel around the world to research the settings for their books. While working on SACRED RIVER, which he both wrote and illustrated, Ted joined thousands of Hindus on their pilgrimage to the banks of the Ganges River in Benares, India. Ted now lives and works in the brownstone he shares with his wife and their two cats in Brooklyn, New York. For more information visit www.tedlewin.com.

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