Small as an Elephant

Author: Jennifer Jacobson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763641553
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Abandoned by his mother in an Acadia National Park campground, Jack tries to make his way back to Boston before anyone figures out what is going on, with only a small toy elephant for company.

Small as an Elephant

Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763654566
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Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and "spinning" wildly until it’s over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Park, with no way to reach her and barely enough money for food. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself - starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before DSS catches on. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties - and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all.

Paper Things

Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763670456
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When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But it’s been two months, and Gage still hasn’t found them an apartment. He and Ari have been "couch surfing," staying with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, crashing with Gage’s girlfriend and two roommates, and if necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up with her schoolwork, never mind her friendships, and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama? Told in an open, authentic voice, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.

An Elephant in the Garden

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466804459
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Lizzie and Karl's mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. When the city is bombed, the family flees with thousands of others, but how can they walk the same route when they have an elephant in tow, and keep themselves safe? Along the way, they meet Peter, a Canadian navigator who risks his own capture to save the family. As Michael Morpurgo writes in an author's note, An Elephant in the Garden is inspired by historical truths, and by his admiration for elephants, "the noblest and wisest and most sensitive of all creatures." Here is a story that brings together an unlikely group of survivors whose faith in kindness and love proves the best weapon of all.

I Dream of an Elephant

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Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789210586
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Elephants of many colorful shades are described in couplets that invite the reader to complete the rhyme using color-themed clues.

Eating an Elephant

Author: Patricia Charpentier
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0983238243
Format: PDF, ePub
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Write Your Life . . . give the gift of a lifetime Sharing tips from years of experience in teaching and writing personal history, Patricia Charpentier makes penning your life story an easy, fun and fascinating process. Don’t think you have the skills? Don’t know where to begin? Let the encouraging words and clear examples in Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time walk you through writing your life story one memory at a time. Inside you will discover how easy it is to get started divide your life into manageable bites generate story ideas bring people to life on the page create vivid descriptions turn memories into stories.

The Dollar Kids

Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763699853
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When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar, they’re hoping to start over — but have they traded one set of problems for another? Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about a former mill town giving away homes for just one dollar. It not only seems like the perfect escape from Flintlock and all of the awful memories associated with the city, but an opportunity for his mum to run her very own business. Fortunately, his family is willing to give it a try. But is the Dollar Program too good to be true? The homes are in horrible shape, and the locals are less than welcoming. Will Millville and the dollar house be the answer to the Grovers’ troubles? Or will they find they’ve traded one set of problems for another? From the author of Small as an Elephant and Paper Things comes a heart-tugging novel about guilt and grief, family and friendship, and, above all, community.

Once Upon an Elephant

Author: Linda Stanek
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
ISBN: 1628557311
Format: PDF
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From stopping wildfires to planting seeds, one animal is the true superhero that keeps the African savanna in balance. Elephants dig to find salt for animals to lick, their deep footprints collect water for everyone to drink, and they eat young trees to keep the forest from overtaking the grasslands. In every season, the elephants are there to protect the savanna and its residents – but what would happen if the elephants were only “once upon a time”? Read along to discover the important role this keystone species plays in the savanna and explore what would happen if the elephants vanished.

Death of an Elephant

Author: Brij Mohan
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 147599480X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Death of an Elephant is an allegory of existence. Pran Dubey, a professor failed by avowed social institutions, is a conflicted man torn apart by his strife and Diaspora neurosis in the ambiguities of past and present, tradition and modernity, and life and death. Human incompleteness and life’s absurdities—hope and despair trapped in the paradox of pain and pleasure—are dramatized through an Eastern soul with a Western mind and a pen dipped in the ink of reflecti ve reality. Death of an Elephant is a harbinger of the neo existential genre. Brij Mohan entices the curiosity of his book with the piquant title, Death of an Elephant....[It] is really boundless in scope and meaning and of having significance for all who read it....Mohan plumbs the lives of his characters beyond the academic dimensions. They are human beings caught in the web of life and who struggle to extricate themselves with honor from their problems. - Joseph V. Ricapito I only exist, but I want to live...I was back where I began: A basterdized Shangri-La in search of a lost identi ty...You can run away from your past but the past will never run away from you.... The man in gray flannel suit has disappeared from our comity.... I wasn’t born an American; I became one. I love history.... I love truth even more.... Academia, by and large, looks like a gigantic machine designed to commoditize education for unprincipled success.

How Do You Eat An Elephant One Bite At A Time

Author: Bill Hogan
Publisher: Llumina Press
ISBN: 9781595262042
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How Do You Eat an Elephant? is a playful yet straightforward "how to" book of 30 principles every good manager must incorporate into his business.