A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk

September 30, 2010|
A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk by Jan L Coates
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When civil war strikes Jacob Deng's Southern Sudanese village, seven-year-old Jacob embarks on a seemingly endless journey that tests his courage and determination. His wise mama tells him that he must one day go to school to seek answers and help carve a better future for his people. Wadeng is a Dinka word meaning "look to the future, it will be better; follow your dreams", and it, along with his precious "Mama stone", becomes Jacob's talisman of hope, helping him remain strong on his seven-year search for a place of refuge.

Jacob and his young friends are confronted with war, starvation, dehydration, raging rivers, crocodile and lion attacks, and the evil Majok - the constant thorn in Jacob's side - as they struggle to survive on their own. As the boys work and grow together as a family, surviving in harsh conditions, against the odds, Jacob's boyhood desire to become a soldier wanes. Gradually, he comes to the realization that fighting doesn't improve anything and begins to embrace his mother's belief in education as the road to peace and stability. Inspired by the real life experiences of a Lost Boy of Sudan, this novel is about an extraordinary journey of courage, perseverance, and hope.

Jan Coates is a Red Deer Press author.
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Title:A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:286 pages, 7.25 X 5.25 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:286 pages, 7.25 X 5.25 X 1 in
Published:September 30, 2010
Publisher:Red Deer Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9780889954519

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