An Elephant in the Garden

An Elephant in the Garden

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Overview

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

An Elephant in the Garden is Simon Reade’s new adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s novel.

1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War.

Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West – and also the advancing Russian armies from the East – this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon.

It is Lizzie’s story – but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, loadbearing, indestructible, cheering – Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783191741
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 196,908
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo OBE, is an English author, poet, playwright and librettist, best known for his work in children’s literature. He was the third Children’s Laureate. He has written over 120 books, and has been published in over 25 languages. His children’s novel War Horse has been adapted for stage where it became a smash-hit success in the UK, before transferring to Broadway and Toronto. War Horse has also been adapted for screen, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2012.

Simon Reade has previously adapted Michael Morpurgo's Toro! Toro! and The Mozart Question as well as the phenomenally successful stage version of Private Peaceful , which he has also dramatised for BBC Radio and for feature film. His other plays include Moon Tiger , Twist of Gold , Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp , Not the End of the World , The Scarecrow and His Servant , The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (all for Bristol Old Vic), Pride and Prejudice (for Theatre Royal Bath Productions), and for the Royal Shakespeare Company Ted Hughes' Tales From Ovid , Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Epitaph for the Official Secrets Act (with Paul Greengrass.) His plays for young people are published by Oberon, as is his book Dear Mr. Shakespeare.

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An Elephant in the Garden 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. So much history packed into a fascinating and interesting telling of the war in Dresden and the impact on the circus animals during that time period. The family stories are woven into the facts of the time and you really get to know all of the characters and you root for the star elephant, Marlene. Would make a great book to read if you like sharing books with your family by reading to them each evening before bedtime. This author, Michael Morpurgo, has written over 100 novels including "WAR HORSE."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shows readers a different point of view. After I read the book, I became a better person. Now I am not hung up with the idea of revenge, and I understand how the Germans felt when the US bombed them. This is truly a book that I will read over and over again.
copperia More than 1 year ago
easy to read, good story, I think young adults would like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and it is full of facts but still very fun to read! And the facts are facts that tell u the history of the war and i luv it! Its certainly in my top 5!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book for all ages. If you loved War Horse you will love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book to death and it is my favorite book in the hole entire world. But in the end it is kind of rushed and i did not like that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put down the book! AWESOME!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though the target audience for this book is middle school, I enjoyed it. It is well written and though only 100 pages tells an impactful story.
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You should read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has to be one of my favirite books if not my favorite book I've ever read.
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If you have read Water for Elephants and liked it this book is alot like it •
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Great book
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A really nice and heart warming story. Why is it not lendable and why did it cost so much for a 100 pager. My fault I should have checked the page count before I downloaded. Nonetheless I thought it was a great story, but I wish I could lend it at this price.
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