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Tarra & Bella : the elephant and dog who became best friends

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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009.
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1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
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Best friends come in all shapes and sizes!

After retiring from the circus, Tarra became the first resident of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. When other elephants moved in and developed close friendships, only Tarra remained independent? until the day she met a stray mixed-breed dog named Bella.

It was love at first sight as this unlikely duo became inseparable. They ate together, slept together, and even understood each other's language. And when Bella suffered a severe spinal injury, Tarra stayed by her side and was there for her until Bella regained her health.

Brilliant color photographs of Tarra and Bella at home in the Elephant Sanctuary deftly illustrate this inspiring story of companionship, and an informative note about the Sanctuary provides a great resource for parents and teachers.

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A stray Labrador named Bella befriends Tarra, a former circus elephant and resident of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. While the pairing is unusual, the two are inseparable--even when a crisis threatens to separate them. Based on the national media sensation, this is a true story of friendship and loyalty.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Buckley, C. (2009). Tarra & Bella: the elephant and dog who became best friends. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

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Buckley, Carol, 1954-. 2009. Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Buckley, Carol, 1954-, Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009.

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Buckley, Carol. Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009. Print.

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