The Memory of an Elephant An Unforgettable Journey by Sophie Strady
  

Synopsis

The Memory of an Elephant An Unforgettable Journey by Sophie Strady

Memory and meaning are at the heart of this oversized, content-rich picture book celebrating the life of Marcel, a soulful elephant. From the towering buildings outside his window and his recollected world travels, to the friends, flora and fauna that flourish around him, Marcel finds significance in his surroundings and, most importantly, in life's abundant details. Marcel is writing an encyclopaedia, after all and his entries are featured in full-page spreads packed with facts, elegantly situated alongside the story of his day and his life. Part story and part miscellany, this unforgettable book with dream-like illustrations will transfix both parents and children.

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The narrative is delightfully interrupted by facts.... plenty to appeal to little fact-collectors as well as those who never tire of Richard Scarry. --The Boston Globe

About the Author

Sophie Strady is an author living in Paris, France. Jean-FranCois Martin is an illustrator of numerous French picture books. His book, Fables, won the Bologna Ragazzi Fiction Award. He lives in Paris, France.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
44 pages

Author

Sophie Strady
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st September 2014

ISBN

9781452129037


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