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".
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 18mm | 246g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0746090935
  • 9780746090930
  • 403,995

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"'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"
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About Geraldine Mccaughrean

GERALDINE MCCAUGHREAN is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal twice: first in 1998 with A Pack of Lies and again in 2018 with Where the World Ends. She's won the IBW Book Award 2018, the Whitbread Children's Book Award three times, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award four times, the prestigious U.S. Printz Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. She was chosen to write the official sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Scarlet, which was published to wide critical acclaim.
Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband John and the lingering shades of all those characters she has invented in her books. Her cottage is under year-round siege from wild birds demanding to be fed. The ducks even knock on the door.
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57 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 16% (9)
4 44% (25)
3 30% (17)
2 7% (4)
1 4% (2)
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