Tua And The Elephant

Tua And The Elephant

eBook - 2012
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Ten-year-old Tua-Thai for "peanut"-has everything she needs at home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, except for one thing she's always wanted: a sister. In the market one day, Tua makes an accidental acquaintance-one with wise, loving eyes, remarkable strength, and a very curious trunk. And when Tua meets Pohn-Pohn, it's clear this elephant needs her help. Together, the unusual team sets off on a remarkable journey to escape from Pohn-Pohn's vile captors. From the bustling night market to the hallowed halls of a Buddhist temple and finally, to the sanctuary of an elephant refuge, this clever girl and her beloved companion find that right under their noses is exactly what each has been searching for: a friend.
Publisher: [United States] : Chronicle Books LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9781452116532
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Yoo, Taeeun
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Dec 02, 2016

This would make a great read-aloud for Grade 4 and up classrooms discussing animal care. rescue centres and animal sanctuaries.

Feb 01, 2016

a very heartwarming story...woot woot Tua, save the elephants!

Sep 21, 2015

Very addictive

LMcShaneCLE Nov 10, 2014

This would be a great read along for a Common Core pairing - with this fictional account of a young girl who rescues an elephant along with non-fiction books on the plight of elephants in Asia.

BPLNextBestKids Nov 22, 2012

Tua is small for her age and lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. One night at the market she meets an elephant who is being mistreated. With her eyes, the elephant asks for Tua’s help, but once the elephant is free there is a problem. You can’t hide an elephant easily! Tua, with help, tries to get the elephant to safety, with the cruel original owners chasing them every step of the way. This is an exciting and satisfactory read, especially for animal lovers. Reviewed by BPL volunteer EE.


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