Elefantastic! : A Story of Magic in 5 Acts: Light Verse on a Heavy Subject
Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: Brett Helquist
*SIGNED BOOKPLATE from author JANE YOLEN
& SIGNED by illustrator BRETT HELQUIST*
Experience a magical story of ele-friendship and one disappearing elephant's ele-fate.
Discover the unlikely—and entirely unforgettable—friendship between Flora, an elephant calf stolen from her African home, and David, the circus impresario and magician who adopts, trains, and ultimately liberates her, in this tale freely inspired by actual events.
With a minimum of language—only 22 words in all—but a maximum of inventive ele-fantabulous wordplay, Jane Yolen deftly reimagines this initially tentative but ultimately unconditional relationship between a man and an elephant. Brett Helquist not only lovingly illuminates the tale with all the excitement and tension, mystery and color of a vintage circus poster but also fully captures the subtle range of emotions of a remarkable and enduring ele-friendship.