The Elephant Wish (Hardcover)
Schwartz & Wade, 9780375839627, 48pp.
Publication Date: September 9, 2008
ON ELIZA PRATTLEBOTTOM’S eighth birthday, she wishes for an elephant to take her away from her boring life. Two days and six hours later, an elephant in a black floppy hat comes trumpeting down Bunthmather Street, lifts Eliza onto his back, and carries her to a magical jungle. Though her parents dream of her walking with a family of elephants, they don’t know where she’s gone. It is only Adelle, a 97-year-old woman with perfect posture, who is able to convince Eliza of the importance of returning home, and of enjoying her childhood while it lasts.
About the Author
Most recently, Ana Juan is the illustrator of "The Jewel Box Ballerinas," about which "Kirkus Reviews "wrote, "Juan's artwork is glorious." She is also the recipient of the Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and her paintings have appeared on the cover of "The New Yorker." She lives in Madrid, Spain.
Praise For The Elephant Wish…
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2008:
"A stunning lesson in the power of wishes and memory."