The Elephant

byPeter CarnavasIllustratorPeter Carnavas

Hardcover | March 17, 2020

The Elephant by Peter Carnavas
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When Olive’s dad drags himself to work in the morning, the elephant goes with him. When he comes home again, so does the elephant. It’s always there, heavy and silent, casting a shadow of sadness over him. Olive knows it has been like this since her mother passed away when she was a year old, and she can’t stand to see her father burdened anymore. With help from her grandfather and her best friend Arthur, she hatches a plan to rid her family of the elephant once and for all. Before long, she’ll learn that while happiness isn’t that simple, small things can move mountains—or elephants. Award-winning author-illustrator Peter Carnavas portrays a child’s response to her father’s depression with naïve wisdom. In defiance of the looming grey presence, The Elephant is an intergenerational story of resilience, family, and hope.
Peter Carnavas’s career as a primary school teacher inspired him to embrace his passion for children’s literature. His picture book Blue Whale Blues won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award, and My Sister is a Superhero won an Australian Book Industry Award. The Elephant is Peter’s first novel. He ...
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Title:The ElephantFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:176 pages, 7.9 X 5.3 X 1 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 7.9 X 5.3 X 1 inPublished:March 17, 2020Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772781029

ISBN - 13:9781772781021

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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