Thirsty, thirsty elephants

by Markle, Sandra,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 599.67 Mar
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Elephants never forget

During a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant is in search of water for her herd. Little Calf follows along and mimics her grandmother at each stop on their journey. When Grandma leads them to a watering hole she recalls from years before, the elephants are overjoyed and Little Calf splashes about with her tender leader. Grandma's persistence and powerful memory is something Little Calf will never forget. Based on true events.

Sandra Markle's acclaimed nonfiction writing takes on a more lyrical style alongside Fabricio VandenBroeck's gorgeous illustrations making this story of animal behavior accessible for younger readers.

Back matter includes further information about the phenomenon of a herd of elephants that survived a drought, as well as fascinating elephant facts.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Markle connects her young readers with a believable animal adventure in this lively story of elephant migration. Little Calf holds tight to his mother's tail. The two follow Grandma, whose trunk is held high in the air a sign that she smells water in the distance. Several dry days mean fewer watering holes, but Grandma's thirst stirs a memory of a dry time long ago, when she was a baby like Little Calf. She remembers another watering hole and sets off to find it. After many miles and days of travel, Grandma trumpets for the herd and leads them to water. Based on a remarkable story of Big Mama and how she saved her herd during the 1994 drought in Tarangire National Park, Markle's rich narrative descriptions pair beautifully with VandenBroeck's bright, earth-toned savanna scenes, which include aqueous watercolor backgrounds echoing the story's emphasis on the importance of water. Inspired by the actions of a real elephant matriarch in Tanzania, this engaging nonfiction picture book is bolstered by additional facts and resources for inquisitive youngsters.--Lock, Anita Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A herd of African elephants searches for water on the dry savanna in Markle (Toad Weather) and VandenBroeck's (Whiskers, Tails & Wings) handsome picture book. Based on the true story of a Tanzanian herd that survived a 1994 drought thanks to its leader, named Big Mama by researchers, this account describes how Grandma elephant, like Big Mama, locates water for her charges. "Grandma's thirst stirs a memory of a dry time long ago, when she was a baby," Markle writes. "She remembers another watering hole and sets off to find it." On the way, the herd munches leaves, digs up the cracked surface of an old watering hole, and even uses saliva to cool the youngest. Realistic watercolor and acrylic illustrations alternate between close-ups of the parched parade of pachyderms and the wider landscape, painted in layered, textured hues. Readers will breathe a sigh of relief when the watering hole finally appears and the herd frolics and drinks its fill. This tale of a lifesaving trek wraps up with an author's note about Big Mama, additional elephant facts, and suggested resources. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects African elephant -- Juvenile literature.
Droughts -- Tanzania -- Juvenile literature.
African elephant.
Droughts -- Tanzania.
Publisher Watertown, MA :Charlesbridge,2017
Contributors Vanden Broeck, Fabricio, 1954- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 25 x 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781580896344
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