Tamburlaine's Elephants

Tamburlaine's Elephants

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This is a new historical novel from the author of the worldwide hit "Peter Pan in Scarlet".Rusti is a Tartar, travelling and pillaging with the legendary Horde of Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He dreams of honour and riches, and is proud to capture his first prisoners - an elephant and her keeper. Yet amidst the death and destruction, an unlikely friendship takes hold in this breathtaking tale. This is Geraldine's first novel to follow the worldwide mega success of "Peter Pan in Scarlet".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 20mm | 226g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0746090935
  • 9780746090930
  • 364,675

Review quote

"'Geraldine McCaughrean is an awe inspiring writer with a miraculous talent for bringing to life past times and far away lands' Sunday Telegraph 'Often funny despite it's grim location, this story of moral change linked to heroic action is truly memorable, beautifully written and unreservedly recommended' Books for Keeps 'An absolute must read' Bookfest 'Effortlessly, convincingly the author explores the customs, the language and the fabric of the period so that we almost become part of the action' Carousel 'Everything Geraldine McCaughrean touches turns to gold... on top form' Sunday Times 'Thought provoking story of friendship' Irish Times"show more

About Geraldine Mccaughrean

Geraldine was a secretary, teacher, journalist and sub-editor before realizing her dream of becoming a writer. She has written over 130 books, and has won almost every single award possible, including the Whitbread Children's Book Award (3 times), Smarties, Carnegie and Blue Peter Awards. Author location: Readingshow more

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41 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 15% (6)
4 39% (16)
3 34% (14)
2 7% (3)
1 5% (2)
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