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5 elephants

by Laidlaw, Rob, 1959-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 599.67092 Laidlaw
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  JUV 599.67092 Laidlaw
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 599.67 L14
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 599.67 L14

Winner of the 2016 Skipping Stones Honor Award in the Nature and Ecology category.

Starred selection on the International Literacy Association's Teachers' Choice list for 2015.

It's a delicate balance, given the author's obvious passion for elephants and his zeal to protect them, to present the information in such a way that it inspires activism rather than alienates with proselytizing, and for the most part, he succeeds. Part of this success is due to the book's upbeat design, it's full of color photos and includes featurettes titled 'Good News for Elephants.' A worthy book that encourages ethical thinking about elephants. -- Kirkus Reviews

Elephants are truly remarkable, unmistakable animals. Their huge size, giant ears, amazing trunk and incredible intelligence make them unique in the natural world. They are highly active, complex, wide-ranging animals who play a key role in the ecosystems they inhabit.

5 Elephants will provide young readers with fascinating elephant facts and figures, as well as introduce them to some of the serious challenges that wild and captive elephants face. To truly understand elephants, though, we must also get to know them as individuals. We must learn their stories.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Laidlaw seeks to offer readers more than just the basics of elephant anatomy, life cycle, and social behavior. Rather, his aim is to spark a spirit of preservation among young readers for a species facing a complex set of threats. The case for conservation is built upon the up close and personal stories of five elephants who represent the daunting challenges facing their populations today. Here are the stories of Echo, a matriarch who gave birth to eight calves in the wild; Lucy, who lives in captivity in the cold climate of Canada; circus performer Tusko; Tarra, who thrived in an animal sanctuary; and Thandora, whose family was killed by poachers. Through these five stories, readers are introduced to the endless cast of people who have an impact on elephants' survival, including veterinarians, performers, animal dealers, hunters, and scientists. The stories are simultaneously inspiring and heartbreaking, highlighting elephants' uncanny memory and capacity for emotion, while still imparting loads of fascinating trivia.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Elephants -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Elephants -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Brighton, Massachusetts :2014
Other Titles Five elephants
Language English
Description 88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 84) and index.
ISBN 9781554553167
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