By Adam Rapp
Front Street, Hardcover, 9781886910423, 248pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 1995
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The Copper Elephant is the riveting story of 11-year-old Whensday, who lives in the Shelf, a toxic wasteland of nonstop poisonous rain ruled by the ruthless Aston Loe and his Syndicate men. Rescued from slave labor to be sold to a childless matron from Top Town, Whensday flees into the Bone Trees, where she meets other renegade "undertwelves"--Oakley Brownhouse and Honeycut. This unlikely trio bands together and learns about love, strength, loss, and survival.
About the Author
Adam Rapp is a playwright and author of two previous young adult novels, The Buffalo Tree and Missing the Piano, the latter named Best Book for Young Adults as well as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers by the American Library Association. He lives in New York City.