The Great Elephant Chase
Written by Gillian Cross
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Prize-winning author Gillian Cross tells a wonderful adventure of how two children and an elephant travel across America trying to escape the clutches of a rapacious crook, who is determined to get his hands on the creature at almost any price. After a series of accidents, orphaned Tad finds himself in charge of Kush, a highly intelligent elephant whose owner has been using him to make money by performing tricks. But hiding an elephant is no easy task and Tad’s adventures, including loading Kush onto a boat and travelling by river in an attempt to stay ahead of his pursuers, is a thrilling story peopled with a vivid cast of crooks, con men and kind hearted strangers.
The Great Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross
Tad and Cissie are on the run with Khush the elephant. Clammy-fingered, steely-eyed Hannibal Jackson will do anything to capture the animal. Maybe even kill ...Staying ahead means being faster and smarter-but how do you hide an elephant? Especially one with a mind of its own.
'A beautifully paced story ... an exciting, genuinely rewarding adventure'
'A rollicking adventure of a book, taking you on a twisting journey across the USA that will leave you breathless'
'A wonderful book ... the writing is so good that you don't even notice it.'
'damn good storytelling'
'Not only is the book nail-bitingly exciting, it's also concerned with the big questions in life: right behaviour and the ability to endure in the face of greed, cruelty and exploitation.'
About the Author
More books by Gillian Cross
Oxford University Press
5th August 2010
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