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Faithful Elephants

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Faithful Elephants

A True Story of Animals, People, and War

By Ted Lewin (Illustrator); Yukio Tsuchiya

Houghton Mifflin, Paperback, 9780395861370, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 1997

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Description
A zookeeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, whose turn it is to die, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that World War II will end so their beloved elephants might be saved.


Praise For Faithful Elephants

"A moving and powerful statement about the insanity of war." Horn Book

"A moving and powerful statement about the insanity of war." Horn Book Guide

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