A Baby Elephant in the Wild by Caitlin O'ConnellA Baby Elephant in the Wild by Caitlin O'Connell

A Baby Elephant in the Wild

byCaitlin O'ConnellIllustratorTimothy Rodwell, Caitlin O'Connell

Hardcover | March 18, 2014

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Last summer, the Sibert Honor-winning duo Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell witnessed the birth-and growth-of a baby elephant. In this intimate account for preschool through elementary readers, find answers to questions such as: What do&nbspnewborn elephants look like? How big are they? What threatens them in the wild? Do they bully each other? Are they stalked by lions? What happens if they don't get enough food or water? Are they at risk of extinction? &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp With irresistible photographs and a text that places the reader in the wonder of the savannah, this is a book to treasure for all animal lovers.
For twenty years, Caitlin O'Connell has been studying elephants in Etosha National Park in Namibia. A teacher at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Caitlin is married to the photographer Tim Rodwell , a doctor and professor at UC San Diego, School of Medicine. They live in San Diego with their dog, Frodo. Vi...
Title:A Baby Elephant in the WildFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.37 inPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544149440

ISBN - 13:9780544149441


Editorial Reviews

[O'Connell's] accounts of elephant growth, social behavior, and environmental and human challenges are both detailed enough to satisfy demanding young naturalists and easy for younger readers to understand." - Kirkus "O'Connell's account of baby Liza's development is straightforward and unsentimental yet filled with detailed and fascinating scientific information about the lifelong ties among elephants that will resonate with readers' own feelings about family." - Horn Book Magazine "Nicely illustrated with photographs, this book invites children to observe a family of elephants in the Namibian scrub desert over a period of months? A valuable addition to library collections on elephants." - Booklist "This is a beautiful story told with care and compassion. It is obvious that the author has great respect for these animals and hopes to inspire the same feeling in her readers." - School Library Journal "A solid and useful introduction to basic facts of African elephant life for elementary-aged readers" - Bulletin "