Entries Tagged as 'Elephants'

Elephant Journey

February 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN In the heart of California, in the midst of rolling hills, there is a very special place known as PAWS to us humans, and considered heaven-on-earth by dozens of elephants, tigers, and other big cats. Started by Pat Derby, former Hollywood animal trainer turned animal advocate, the Performing Animal Welfare […]

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Tua and the Elephant

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Kiddo and I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure story about a young girl named Tua (meaning “peanut”) and her friend Pohn-Pohn, the elephant. Set in Thailand, the chapter book opens with their meeting — where Tua observes Pohn-Pohn being mistreated by her mahouts — and proceeds to a happy ending at an […]

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The One and Only Ivan

August 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY hello I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks. So begins the spare, beautiful tale of The One and Only Ivan, a novel about a gorilla kept in a shopping mall exhibit, next to animals forced to perform in a circus. It’s difficult to review complex […]

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When Anju Loved Being an Elephant

June 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments · Books

Review By ANDREA ZOLLMAN I’ve loved elephants my whole life and eagerly anticipated receiving this review copy. After reading this book, however, visiting an elephant enclosure at the zoo will never be the same for me. When Anju Loved Being an Elephant tells the heartbreaking and poignant story of a Sumatran elephant who is abducted at a […]

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