Elephant Secret

Category: Book
By (author): Walters, Eric
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Elephants
  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Zoos
Publisher: Puffin Canada
Published: August 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story set in an elephant sanctuary, featuring the perennial appeal of human-animal friendships.

Samantha (Sam) lives at the elephant sanctuary her dad runs and views the elephants there as much a part of her family as her single dad is. When a beloved elephant dies in childbirth, Sam develops a special connection with the baby, named Woolly because she has an unusual amount of hair. It soon becomes apparent that Woolly is . . . different. Woolly's mother was part of a special breeding project, and Woolly's DNA is not elephant but that of a rare specimen -- a woolly mammoth -- procured by the eccentric billionaire genius who runs the program. He will stop at nothing to protect Woolly, his multimillion-dollar investment, even it means turning Sam and her dad's world upside-down. An astonishing fact-based look at elephant behaviour and an endearing girl-elephant friendship.
Review Quote*One of Winnipeg Free Press' Ideal Book Gifts for Kids
One of CCBC'S Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2019)

PRAISE FOR Elephant Secret:

"Walters packs in numerous details about these magnificent and highly intelligent creatures [elephants] while raising complex ethical questions regarding humans' relationship with animals." --Publisher's Weekly

"Walters' depiction of the bond that exists between Sam and her elephants is captivating. The elephants, who are presented as majestic and intelligent creatures with humanlike characteristics and rich emotional lives, will leave readers awestruck."--School Library Journal
"Cliffhangers and elephants will keep readers engaged."--Kirkus
"Walters interweaves his beautiful family story with a thorough description of elephant behavior-their intellect, compassion, and loyalty-and factual scientific possibilities of cloning an extinct species...A must-read for anyone with an interest in elephants and their welfare."--Booklist

"Engaging, suspenseful, and educational, Elephant Secret will leave readers satisfied, yet full of questions." -- CM Magazine
Biographical NoteERIC WALTERS is one of Canada's best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. His books have won over 120 awards, including thirteen separate children's choice awards, and have been translated into thirteen languages. He lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is the co-founder of Creation of Hope, a charity that provides care for orphans in the Mbooni district of Kenya. In 2014, Eric was named a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contribution as an author of literature for children and young adults whose stories help young readers grapple with complex social issues." For more information, go to www.ericwalters.net.