Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'. His novel 'War Horse' has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.
Praise for An Elephant in the Garden
"This is a handsome, very pickupable book. Brightly and
informatively jacketed, its text punctuated by lovely, fluid ink
and wash illustrations by Michael Foreman, it deserves a prominent
place on school library bookshelves and, if there is any justice in
the world, in bookshops."
"A thrilling and moving new novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion!" Waterstones
"For readers aged eight and over, this captivating novel offers
an insight into how Hitler came to power, refracted through the
gaze of the young narrator."
"Following the stage success of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo
returns with another gem in his animals in war series, An Elephant
in the Garden."
Frail and in a nursing home, Lizzie recalls when she was 15 and her family, including an elephant named Marlene, escaped the devastating 1945 bombing of Dresden (Germany). Readers are spellbound as Lizzie shares her riveting recollections of the sounds, smells, and feelings of war with her nurse and her nurse's son. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.