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The Elephant in the Room

Written by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Stories about Animals

The Elephant in the Room Synopsis

It's been almost a year since Sila's mum travelled halfw ay around the world to Turkey, hoping to secure the immigration paperw ork that w ould allow her to return to her family in the United States. 

The long separation is almost impossible for Sila to bear. But things change when Sila accompanies her father (who is a mechanic) outside their Oregon town to fix a truck. There, behind an enormous stone wall, she meets a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with a unique boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places. 

A moving story of family separation and the importance of the connection between animals and humans, this novel has the enormous heart and uplifting humour that readers have come to expect from the beloved author of Counting by 7s.

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ISBN: 9781800780002
Publication date: 05/08/2021
Publisher: Bonnier Books UK
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781800780002
Publication date: 5th August 2021
Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
Publisher: Bonnier Books UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Animals
Collections: 2021 Preview - Mega Books on the Horizon,

About Holly Goldberg Sloan

Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Michigan, USA and spent her childhood living in the Netherlands, Istanbul and various parts of the USA. She has written and directed a number of successful family feature films. The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband in Santa Monica, California. I’ll Be There was her debut novel, published to much acclaim, followed by Counting by 7s and Just Call My Name. A Q&A with Holly What inspires your writing?I write contemporary realistic fiction, which means that I write from people, places, incidents and emotions that I ...

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