The Elephants' Child

The Elephants' Child : A Lonely Little English Girl Finds Love and Friendship

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What people are saying about THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD 'I read The Elephant's Child in one sitting (very late night!) as I couldn't put it down - absolutely charming - well done!!' "What a truly magical little book - the sort you need on your shelf so you can pick it up again and again as it helps you to remember the important things in life - especially love. It's a must for any age: 'the bedtime story', 'the lost teenager seeking sanctuary', 'the over-worked stressed adult' or the oldie enjoying the good old days! This book went into my soul and beyond: heartfelt, sad, loving, memorable, enlightening." "This is a beautiful book - the language is rich and evocative and the story immensely touching and insightful whilst exploring themes of love and loss from different perspectives of the adults and the child ... and the elephants. There is also a deeper wisdom to be found between the lines." "A heart-warming tale that felt so real. I loved the writing style, relaxed and like listening to good music." 'Have just read 'The Elephant's Choice' in practically one sitting and enjoyed it so much. What a wonderful insight into India in the 1950's.' "This book is absolutely wonderful! Loving it and don't want it to end ... so well-observed and moving." "A delightful book. Good for children but to be enjoyed by adults, too." "The Elephants' Child - I really enjoyed it - my gut instinct that it would be ideal for a parent to read a child, discussing issues as they arise - or for a young teenager - or adult - it is a very versatile book indeed!!! " "I so enjoyed this delightful book. Really charming." 'This is an enchanting evocation of childhood years spent in Pakistan and India. M L Eaton captures the sights, sounds and smells of the subcontinent in succinct descriptions of daily life of an English family in the years soon after independence and partition. And the storyline obviously comes straight from the heart. A delightful read for children from 7 to 70.' 'I loved The Elephants' Child. All the time I was reading it I felt very emotional and close to tears. It's a delightful book.' READER'S' REVIEWS. Description: At times sad and poignant but always enthralling and exhilarating, this is a story that captures the wonders of India as seen through the eyes and imagination of a young English girl. It is 1954 and Melanie is six years old. With her parents, she moves to Bombay, (now Mumbai) India, where her father has been posted to undertake a Civil Engineering project. Lonely, anxious and unsettled, she finds it difficult to find her place in a country so different from England. But before long, entranced by the emotive beauty of her surroundings, she unexpectedly wins the trust and affection of a young elephant - and her loneliness is more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 7.11mm | 213.19g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507750781
  • 9781507750780

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