Natumi Takes the Lead The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family by Gerry Ellis, Amy Novesky
  

Natumi Takes the Lead The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family

Written by Gerry Ellis, Amy Novesky
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Synopsis

Natumi Takes the Lead The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family by Gerry Ellis, Amy Novesky

After losing her mother, shy Natumi is rescued by a team from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an orphanage for baby elephants.. At the shelter, Natumi hides behind keepers' legs to watch the other elephants at the shelter. But soon, she meets several other orphans, and the eight of them play together in the surrounding bush. As the babies become closer and more like a real family, they need a leader, someone they can trust. Can Natumi grown into this role?

Reviews

Glossy, high-definition photos of the baby elephants growing up, playing in the mud, and snuggling with their keepers are beyond adorable, and extensive endnotes add extra information about African elephants and wildlife centers.... The narrative glosses over the events that left Natumi parentless--although the back matter mentions the problems of poaching--making this tale of confidence and family suitable for even younger readers. -- Booklist His clear images will help readers visualize their daily routine: bottle feedings, bathing in mud puddles, and both soothing and playful activities with their human keepers.... Pleasing photographs with a slight story to encourage aspiring animal rescuers. -- Kirkus . His clear images will help readers visualize their daily routine: bottle feedings, bathing in mud puddles, and both soothing and playful activities with their human keepers .Pleasing photographs with a slight story to encourage aspiring animal rescuers.

About the Author

GERRY ELLIS is an award-winning wildlife photographer, whose work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, The New York Times, Ranger Rick, and many more. Gerry is also the author of more than a dozen nonfiction and children's books. Photographing nature for more than 30 years around the world inspired him to found GLOBIO, an educational nonprofit that aims to inspire children to protect the diversity of all life on earth. Gerry is currently working on a multi-year project to document the challenges the world's remaining great apes face today. AMY NOVESKY is the award-winning author of Me, Frieda, Georgia in Hawaii, and many other titles. When she's not writing picture books, she works as an independent children's book editor for Chronicle Books, Pixar, and other publishers.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 10 years

Author

Gerry Ellis, Amy Novesky
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Publisher

National Geographic Kids

Publication date

3rd November 2016

ISBN

9781426325618


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