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The elephant girl
Title:
The elephant girl
Summary:
Clever, sensitive Jama likes elephants better than people. While her classmates gossip—especially about the new boy, Leku—twelve-year-old Jama takes refuge at the watering hole outside her village. There she befriends a baby elephant she names Mbegu, Swahili for seed. When Mbegu’s mother, frightened by poachers, stampedes, Jama and Mbegu are blamed for two deaths—one elephant and one human. Now Leku, whose mysterious and imposing father is head ranger at the conservancy, may be their only lifeline. Inspired by true events, The Elephant Girl is a moving exploration of the bonds between creatures and the power of belonging. -- Amazon.
Audience:
Ages 10-14 Little, Brown Young Readers.

Grades 7-9 Little, Brown Young Readers.
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
261 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Publisher:
Jimmy Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company,
Publication Date:
2022
ISBN:
9780316316927
Publication Information:
New York : Jimmy Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

©2022
Award Note:
Young Readers Choice Award nominee, 2025.
Call Number:
M PATTERSON
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