Little Elephants

by Graeme Base

Abrams Books for Young Readers | September 1, 2012 | Hardcover

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One little boy living on a farm in rural Texas gets a big surprise when he discovers tiny flying elephants under his bed. But his mom doesn’t like critters in the house, so he tries to keep them a secret. Until one day they escape from his bedroom and cause havoc in the house. But when locusts invade the farm and start to destroy crops, the elephants come to the rescue!
Bestselling author-illustrator Graeme Base has created a unique story with his signature illustrations, which are sure to appeal to young readers.

Praise for Little Elephants
"The minimal text wisely recedes for Base''s gorgeous paintings, and the story''s very implausibility is a large part of the delight... An offbeat and winning mix of earthiness and enchantment."
Kirkus Reviews

"This is a strange, magical book. Base’s lush paintings ground the fanciful story in its realistic rural setting. At the same time, the landscapes are suffused with a golden glow that casts a soporific charm over the whole book. Interesting visual details abound, from the mouse’s thimble helmet to the prophetic circus posters on the walls. A great book to enjoy one-on-one."
School Library Journal

"Graeme Base has done it again. His beautifully detailed paintings are such an important part of this story."
Library Media Connection

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 11 × 11 × 0.5 in

Published: September 1, 2012

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 141970463X

ISBN - 13: 9781419704635

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Little Elephants

by Graeme Base

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 11 × 11 × 0.5 in

Published: September 1, 2012

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 141970463X

ISBN - 13: 9781419704635

About the Book

When a family's wheat crop in Texas is threatened by locusts, tiny flying elephants come to the rescue. Full color.

From the Publisher

One little boy living on a farm in rural Texas gets a big surprise when he discovers tiny flying elephants under his bed. But his mom doesn’t like critters in the house, so he tries to keep them a secret. Until one day they escape from his bedroom and cause havoc in the house. But when locusts invade the farm and start to destroy crops, the elephants come to the rescue!
Bestselling author-illustrator Graeme Base has created a unique story with his signature illustrations, which are sure to appeal to young readers.

Praise for Little Elephants
"The minimal text wisely recedes for Base''s gorgeous paintings, and the story''s very implausibility is a large part of the delight... An offbeat and winning mix of earthiness and enchantment."
—Kirkus Reviews

"This is a strange, magical book. Base’s lush paintings ground the fanciful story in its realistic rural setting. At the same time, the landscapes are suffused with a golden glow that casts a soporific charm over the whole book. Interesting visual details abound, from the mouse’s thimble helmet to the prophetic circus posters on the walls. A great book to enjoy one-on-one."
—School Library Journal

"Graeme Base has done it again. His beautifully detailed paintings are such an important part of this story."
—Library Media Connection

About the Author

Graeme Base received international acclaim for his smash hit Animalia, which has sold more than 2 million copies. Among his many other beloved and bestselling books are Enigma, The Eleventh Hour, The Water Hole, and The Legend of the Golden Snail. He lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia.

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