Tua and the Elephant

Tua and the Elephant

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Ten-year-old Tua—Thai for "peanut"—has everything she needs at home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, except for one thing she's always wanted: a sister. In the market one day, Tua makes an accidental acquaintance—one with wise, loving eyes, remarkable strength, and a very curious trunk. And when Tua meets Pohn-Pohn, it's clear this elephant needs her help. Together, the unusual team sets off on a remarkable journey to escape from Pohn-Pohn's vile captors. From the bustling night market to the hallowed halls of a Buddhist temple and finally, to the sanctuary of an elephant refuge, this clever girl and her beloved companion find that right under their noses is exactly what each has been searching for: a friend.

Baker & Taylor
In Chiang Mai, Thailand, 9-year-old Tua releases Pohn-Pohn, an abused elephant, from its chains, and in the process of guiding the elephant to the safety of a refuge, she finds exactly what she's been searching for--a friend.

Hachette Book Group
Ten-year-old Tua—Thai for "peanut"—has everything she needs at home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, except for one thing she's always wanted: a sister. In the market one day, Tua makes an accidental acquaintance—one with wise, loving eyes, remarkable strength, and a very curious trunk. And when Tua meets Pohn-Pohn, it's clear this elephant needs her help. Together, the unusual team sets off on a remarkable journey to escape from Pohn-Pohn's vile captors. From the bustling night market to the hallowed halls of a Buddhist temple and finally, to the sanctuary of an elephant refuge, this clever girl and her beloved companion find that right under their noses is exactly what each has been searching for: a friend.

Baker
& Taylor

In Chiang Mai, Thailand, nine-year-old Tua releases an abused elephant from its chains--can she complete the rescue by getting it to an elephant refuge without being caught herself?

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780811877817
0811877817
Branch Call Number: J FICTION HARRI...R
Characteristics: 202 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Yoo, Taeeun - Illustrator

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greenacres
Dec 02, 2016

This would make a great read-aloud for Grade 4 and up classrooms discussing animal care. rescue centres and animal sanctuaries.

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beaholmes
Feb 01, 2016

a very heartwarming story...woot woot Tua, save the elephants!

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viivian
Sep 21, 2015

Very addictive

LMcShaneCLE Nov 10, 2014

This would be a great read along for a Common Core pairing - with this fictional account of a young girl who rescues an elephant along with non-fiction books on the plight of elephants in Asia.

BPLNextBestKids Nov 22, 2012

Tua is small for her age and lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. One night at the market she meets an elephant who is being mistreated. With her eyes, the elephant asks for Tua’s help, but once the elephant is free there is a problem. You can’t hide an elephant easily! Tua, with help, tries to get the elephant to safety, with the cruel original owners chasing them every step of the way. This is an exciting and satisfactory read, especially for animal lovers. Reviewed by BPL volunteer EE.

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