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The Elephant

The Elephant

by Peter Carnavas

Hardcover

$17.95
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on March 17, 2020

Overview

When Olive’s dad drags himself to work in the morning, the elephant goes with him. When he comes home again, so does the elephant. It’s always there, heavy and silent, casting a shadow of sadness over him. Olive knows it has been like this since her mother passed away when she was a year old, and she can’t stand to see her father burdened anymore. With help from her grandfather and her best friend Arthur, she hatches a plan to rid her family of the elephant once and for all. Before long, she’ll learn that while happiness isn’t that simple, small things can move mountains—or elephants.

Award-winning author-illustrator Peter Carnavas portrays a child’s response to her father’s depression with naïve wisdom. In defiance of the looming grey presence, The Elephant is an intergenerational story of resilience, family, and hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772781021
Publisher: Pajama Press
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Peter Carnavas’s career as a primary school teacher inspired him to embrace his passion for children’s literature. His picture book Blue Whale Blues won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award, and My Sister is a Superhero won an Australian Book Industry Award. The Elephant is Peter’s first novel. He lives on Australia’s Sunshine Coast with his family.

Peter Carnavas’s career as a primary school teacher inspired him to embrace his passion for children’s literature. His picture book Blue Whale Blues won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award, and My Sister is a Superhero won an Australian Book Industry Award. The Elephant is Peter’s first novel. He lives on Australia’s Sunshine Coast with his family.