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Maisha the Educated Elephant

Written by Burt Kempner

Illustrated by Cal Howard

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Maisha the Educated Elephant Review

Animal Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Stories about Animals Wildlife

This section - the first part of the story - introduces us to Maisha and her family and focuses upon the main message that she has learnt at school; she is so traumatised by the fact that her species is in danger that she needs support to communicate it to her herd. The section ends with her being teleported back to the school with the prospect of her partnering with another wild animal in order to work towards their protection. There is a lot to like about this introductory part of the story. It is well written and focuses very clearly upon the lifestyle of elephants and the danger that is facing them by man's intervention. I especially enjoyed the dedication to living creatures and the fun element of the 'Note to Big 'People'. The illustrations are delightful and match the text well. If the story continues as positively, I can envisage that this would be a good text for teachers to read aloud to their lower junior aged classes or to be used in themed assemblies on wildlife protection. I look forward to reading the rest of the book! 

Val Rowe, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador

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Maisha the Educated Elephant, and books two and three in this series: Dolphins in Distress and The Salmon Who Wanted to Run are available on Amazon!

Maisha the Educated Elephant Synopsis

Young Maisha is the pride of her elephant herd. They sent her off to study about the outside world at the prestigious School of Animal Magic. She returns bearing an urgent warning. If only she can remember what it is! As she struggles to recall what she learned time may be running out for the herd -- and all elephants. Maisha the Educated Elephant combines a charming story with a compelling message about animal survival.

Maisha the Educated Elephant Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

The illustrations are fantastic and so realistic. They jump out of the page toward you, so that you feel you are part of the story. Full review

Diana Mason

Maisha the Educated Elephant is a beautiful book that is about animal survival and also gives lovely explanations of how intelligent elephants really are through a story that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. Full review

Manisha Natha

I was so pleased when I began to read this as it said book one - fab there is more to come. Full review

Jane Brown

I enjoyed this story and I thought the illustrations were very good. Full review

Pauline Braisher

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ISBN: 9781694340535
Publication date: 19/09/2019
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781694340535
Publication date: 19th September 2019
Author: Burt Kempner
Illustrator: Cal Howard
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Animal Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Animals, Wildlife
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