A picture book introduction to the socially and structurally complex family group of the elephant traces the life of a young elephant from newborn calf to full-grown adult, revealing how elephant herds must overcome challenges ranging from limited food supplies to predators in order to survive.
When zookeeper Walt announces that the zoo will have to close, all of the animals pitch in to try to save their home, but it is Ellie the elephant who reveals a talent that just may keep the zoo open for good.
Required to wait for a special surprise from Piggie, an excited Gerald discovers that he has trouble being patient. By the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! 150,000 first printing.
Believing his spit-out raisins and his refusal to take a bath could have nothing to do with his father's bad day, an energetic little elephant thoughtfully attempts a number of kid-friendly activities that he believes will brighten his dad's mood. A first book.
The authors recount how the trained elephants of southern India, in particular the one chosen to be the lead elephant in the Mysore Dasara, are raised, cared for, and prepared for performing in ceremonial processions. Includes background information and glossary
The ancestors of the elephant once roamed across much of the planet, but today, only two species survive: the African elephant and the Asian elephant. In this colorful introduction, young readers learn about the physical attributes and life history of the largest land mammal on Earth. With a massive body and huge ears that serve as built-in air-conditioning, a six-foot-long trunk with "fingers" that help it forage for food and water, tough, protective skin and outsized tusks used as tools and weapons, the elephant is a force to be reckoned with.
Documents the story of a devoted advocate for elephant conservation who, as a child in Zambia, rescued a baby elephant and reevaluated his beliefs about elephants as violent predators while visiting a wildlife sanctuary. 10,000 first printing.
In Chiang Mai, Thailand, 9-year-old Tua releases Pohn-Pohn, an abused elephant, from its chains, and in the process of guiding the elephant to the safety of a refuge, she finds exactly what she's been searching for--a friend.
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life. 50,000 first printing.
Ninety-something Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope, in a new edition timed to coincide with the release of the film adaptation starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. Reprint.
"Single mom and veterinarian Natalie DeAngelo lost everything the day her two sons were killed in a school shooting. Following her psychiatrist's advice, she decides to sell her once-happy home to escape the immense pain and grief of living there alone. Desperate to find relief from her unspeakable loss, Natalie impetuously commits to honoring her boys' memory and volunteers to assist philanthropist Andrew Graham at his elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand. All she wants once she gets there is relief.But she soon realizes she may be in over her head when she faces three major challenges: her debilitating PTSD is creating night terrors; Peter Hatcher, the sanctuary's irascible in-house vet, has a longtime grudge against her and wants desperately for her to fail; and Sophie, a female elephant with a raging leg infection and PTSD caused by human abuse, is demanding that Natalie use every trick in her veterinarian's black bag to heal her. Dr. Hatcher wants to euthanize Sophie, as he claims she's a lost cause, and Natalie knows she must find a way to convince the others to let her keep trying. Can she and Sophie find a way to heal together and learn to love life again? Or will another tragedy shatter Natalie's progress?"
When his partner Grace Chu's cover is blown while on a dangerous assignment, ex-military contractor John Knox races to assist while struggling to convince her handlers of the threat, trace the theft of a high-value AIDS vaccine, and elude violent ivory poachers
They're the majestic lords of the savannah--and as these magnificently beautiful photos and engaging text prove, the elephant is one of the most surprising and intelligent creatures on our planet. Christine and Michel Denis-Huot, the photographer/writer team who captured the life of lions so wonderfully, now do the same for this largest of all land mammals. Image after breathtaking image shows devoted mother elephants with their babies; lines of elephants trekking across a spectacular landscape; young elephants at play; and families of elephants spending the day in the marshes where they find food and water. Find out how the "curse of ivory" has endangered these awe-inspiring animals, how these giants have adapted to their environment, how they have developed a complex matriarchal society, and how they mate, rear their young, and feed. In addition to the original photographs, paintings and other artworks reveal how the elephant has been viewed throughout history, and help make this a truly fantastic encounter with nature's most unforgettable creatures.