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An elephant in the garden

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A thrilling and moving new novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion... Dresden, 1945. Elizabeth and Karli's mother works at the zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. Then the zoo director tells her that the dangerous animals - including the elephants - must be shot before the town is bombed. Unable to give Marlene up, their mother moves her into the back garden to save her... and then the bombs start to fall. Their home destroyed, the whole family must flee the bombed-out city and through the perilous, snow-covered landscape, all the while avoiding the Russian troops who are drawing ever closer. It would be hard enough to do, without an elephant in tow...
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Grouping Title elephant in the garden
Grouping Author morpurgo michael
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author Michael Morpurgo
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display_description 1944. Elizabeth's mother works at Dresden Zoo, where her favorite animal is an elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her. And then the bombs start to fall..
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subject_facet Dresden (Germany) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Juvenile fiction, Elephants -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display An elephant in the garden
title_full An Elephant in the Garden, An elephant in the garden / Michael Morpurgo
title_short An elephant in the garden
topic_facet Elephants, Historical Fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, World War, 1939-1945, Young Adult Literature