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Elephant in the dark

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Publisher:
Scholastic Press,
Pub. Date:
2015.
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description

A bold, humorous rendition of "The Three Blind Men and the Elephant" illustrated by an award-winning artist!

A mysterious creature has been moved into the merchant's barn-and the villagers are dying of curiosity. What does it look like? What could it be? The impatient villagers can't wait until morning to find out.

One by one, each takes turns stealing into the dark barn.

And each is only able to feel one small part of the beast.

"It's like a hose!" says one.

"It's like a fan," says another.

"No, it's like a tree trunk!" says a third.

It's not until the elephant walks into daylight that the truth is revealed.

This well-loved story is based on a poem by the popular 13th century Persian poet, Rumi. The author, Mina Javaherbin, also from Iran, has translated and retold this resonant life-long favorite universal tale for contemporary readers of all ages. Eugene Yelchin, Newbery Honor book author/artist ofBreaking Stalin's Nose, has based his brilliant illustrations on Persian miniatures.

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ISBN:
9780545636704
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 630L
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subject_facet Blind men and the elephant -- Adaptations
Elephants -- Folklore -- Juvenile fiction
Folklore -- India -- Juvenile fiction
Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, -- Maulana, -- 1207-1273 -- Adaptations
Perception -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Elephant in the dark
title_full Elephant in the dark / based on a poem by Rumi ; retold by Mina Javaherbin ; pictures by Eugene Yelchin
title_short Elephant in the dark
topic_facet Elephants
Folklore
Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
Perception