Faithful Elephants

Faithful Elephants

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by 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780783775
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Sales rank:
722,008
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Faithful Elephants 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Faithful Elephants),by Yukio Tsochiya is about three elephants thay get starved to death.There is a war going on and the zookeepers are afraid the elepants will get out. There were three elephants that used to be in a zoo. The elephants had to be killed because World War 2 was going on. They were afraid the elephants were going to get loose and distory the city. They could have givin the elephants a shot, but their skin was to hard. The zookeppers had to starve them to death. In (Faithful Elephants) the major conflict is that the elepant trainers had to watch the elephants die slowly. It's had to see someone you know or love die. This book reminds me of a book called (Max and Sophie).(Max and Sophie) is about two dogs that die during a Earthquake.(Max and Sophie had to suffer. They had no food,water,or good health. The Authors purpose of this book is trying to get the reader to see what it's like to follow in the elephants foot steps.This book is about a true story and sad to think about.