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Elephant journey : the true story of three zoo elephants and their rescue from captivity / Rob Laidlaw ; art by Brian Deines.

Laidlaw, Rob, 1954- (author.). Deines, Brian, (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria j636.967 LAI (Text) 37521530735739 AMPL Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Osgood PL - Osgood Main Library J 636.967 LAI (Text) 39692000886142 Children's Area Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton J 599.67 Lai (Text) 30890000609816 Youth Non-Fiction Youth room, Lower level Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781927485774
  • ISBN: 1927485770
  • Physical Description: 41 unnumbered page : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: United States : Pajama Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: "With photographs"--Cover.
"An Ann Featherstone book."
"First published in the United States in 2016"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Summary, etc.: In 2013, people across North America were riveted by the story of Toka, Thika, and Iringa, the last three elephants at the zoo in Toronto, Ontario. Lonely for a larger herd, sick from the cold climate, and weak from standing for long days in a too-small concrete enclosure, the elephants desperately needed a change. The zoo and animal activists agreed that they should be moved to a healthier home, but the best option―the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary in distant California―seemed like an impossible dream. In Elephant Journey, leading activist and award-winning author Rob Laidlaw unfolds the journey of how that impossible dream was realized. In clear, straightforward prose, he describes the elephants' experiences on the journey of three days and 4,100 kilometers that brought them to the sanctuary at last. Celebrated illustrator Brian Deines' oil paintings, based on actual footage of the trip, provide an intimate window into the experiences of Toka, Thika, and Iringa as they braved their long road to a new life. Extensive back matter includes an index, photographs, and further information about this miraculous Elephant Journey.
Subject: Captive elephants > Canada > Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rescue > Canada > Juvenile literature.
Animal sanctuaries > California > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Elephants.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Animal Welfare.

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