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The Elephant Family Book
     

The Elephant Family Book

by Oria Douglas-Hamilton, Douglas O, I Douglas
 

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The Animal Family books are not just written by their authors. They are studied and researched and lived into existence. Each book helps to make the world of nature that much more real, more understandable, and more valuable to children.

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The Animal Family books are not just written by their authors. They are studied and researched and lived into existence. Each book helps to make the world of nature that much more real, more understandable, and more valuable to children.

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Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Oria Douglas-Hamilton, one of the leading authorities on elephants, shares her personal photos of these grand mammals. We follow the early life of elephant twins in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. The details of elephant family life, their physical needs and their social hierarchy provide a greater appreciation of this intelligent mammal. The book's environmental message is graphically shown by the piles of ivory tusks at local markets. Other books in the "Animal Family" series that I have enjoyed are: The Lion Family Book by Angelika Hofer and Gunter Ziesler, and The Chimpanzee Family Book by Jane Goodall and Michael Neugebauer.
Children's Literature
Why not celebrate Earth Day in April by reading a book or two in the engaging "Animal Family" series published by North-South Books. The wild animals in each book are carefully researched, beautifully photographed, and featured in a narrative that often includes the children of the various authors. My favorites are The Elephant Family Book by Oria Douglas-Hamilton and The Wild Horse Family Book by Sybille Kalas. The first chronicles the birth and first year of twin elephants and includes fascinating information on herd life, habitat, and dangers especially illegal hunting by collectors of the elephants' tusks. The second follows a herd of hardy wild ponies in Iceland, with accurate accounts of their life in this harsh landscape. 1996, North-South Books. Ages 4 up. Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558585492
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Animal Family (Chronicle) Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
9.23(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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