Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War by Yukio TsuchiyaFaithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War by Yukio Tsuchiya

Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War

byYukio TsuchiyaIllustratorTed Lewin

Paperback | August 1, 2003

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A zookeeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, whose turn it is to die, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that World War II will end so their beloved elephants might be saved.
Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, and a chimpanzee. He became interested in art as a young boy when he would draw his brothers' world of wrestling. Ted later worked as a professional wrestler to finance his studies at the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, where he met his...
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Title:Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 7.81 × 0.12 inPublished:August 1, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395861373

ISBN - 13:9780395861370

Appropriate for ages: 10

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A zoo keeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants that were starved to death at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo during World War II, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that the war will end so their beloved elephants might be saved. "A moving and powerful statement about the insanity of war".--"Horn Book". Full color

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A moving and powerful statement about the insanity of war." Horn Book"A moving and powerful statement about the insanity of war." Horn Book Guide "