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Elephant Ben

Elephant Ben

Ben is in the bush with his game-warden father. They see a family of elephants in distress, led by Kubwa and her daughter, Temba. Having survived a crocodile attack, Temba’s calf has fallen into swamp mud and is drowning. The elephants struggle to rescue him. Ben gathers his courage for a crawl over treacherous mud to attach straps while his father winches the elephant out. Temba learns the smell of these humans who helped, and the elephants move on.

But ivory poachers attack, kill Kubwa, cut off her tusks and depart. Temba is now leader: she gathers the others to perform funeral rites.



Ben and his father stumble into the poachers’ camp and are taken prisoner. Only Ben’s link with Temba can save them now …
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Genre: Designed / Suitable For National Curriculum / For National Curriculum Key Stage 2 / Suitable For Uk Curricula & Examinations

On Sale: 3rd November 2011

Price: £3.99

ISBN-13: 9781444909395

Reviews

An exciting and immensely enjoyable adventure story ... A great read for any young wildlife enthusiast.
The Northern Echo
compelling reading
The School Librarian
Review from a child judge of the Stockton Award: '... definitely the most brilliant book I ever read. It's a definite 10/10!' Frederick Nattrass, aged 9.
KIMBA: 'Malone continues to be one of the great specialists of the animal novel.'
West of France review paper
The style is attractive and immediate, and might get boys (as well as girls) from 8 upwards, reading for pleasure
The School Librarian
An exciting and immensely enjoyable adventure story ... A great read for any young wildlife enthusiast.
The Northern Echo
compelling reading
The School Librarian
Review from a child judge of the Stockton Award: '... definitely the most brilliant book I ever read. It's a definite 10/10!' Frederick Nattrass, aged 9.
KIMBA: 'Malone continues to be one of the great specialists of the animal novel.'
West of France review paper
The style is attractive and immediate, and might get boys (as well as girls) from 8 upwards, reading for pleasure
The School Librarian