The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

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Author Nizrana Farook spins a daring tale of friendship, risk, and reward - all set against the lush backdrop of Sri Lanka.

"Inspired by Farook's own early roots in Sri Lanka, the vibrant island-country setting is so lush you can practically picture the greenery and taste the tropical breadfruit....lovers of animals and adventure are in for an entertaining ride." --Booklist

Chaya, a nobleman's rebellious, outspoken, no-nonsense daughter, just can't resist the shiny temptations the king's palace has to offer. But playing Robin Hood for her impoverished community doesn't come without risks, and when Chaya steals the queen's jewels from a bedside table--a messy getaway jeopardizes the life of a close friend.

After an equally haphazard prison break, Chaya barely escapes on the king's prized elephant! With leeches and revolution lurking in the jungle, she leads her companions on a thrilling adventure. But after leaving her village as a thief, can she return as a hero? Or will Chaya's sticky fingers be the beginning--or the end--of everything for the intrepid gang?

Author Nizrana Farook delivers a page-turning tale in a lush, fictional Sri Lankan setting. Just right for adventure fans, the book explores themes of friendship and loyalty, risk and reward, and heroism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 201 x 23mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1682633772
  • 9781682633779
  • 2,600,084

Review quote

"One of the many delights of this novel is the sparkling description of Chaya's rural Sri Lankan village, including the many references to colorful fruits and trees. More rewarding is Chaya's growth.... A rich and joyful adventure story for those who enjoy daring escapades in a fairy-tale setting." --School Library Journal
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Rating details

1,236 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (440)
3 27% (332)
2 5% (60)
1 1% (16)
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