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The Third Elephant

Written by Penny Dolan

Illustrated by Helen Craig

The Third Elephant Synopsis

Follow the trail of a small wooden elephant in this fairy tale full of hope and wonder, designed for readers gaining in confidence. A small wooden elephant is gathering dust in an old house, dreaming of a beautiful white palace, when he's flung into an adventure and finds himself helping three children: Sara, a shy young musician, Nita, who has something to prove, and Jack, who's angry with his mum's new boyfriend... Leaving happiness in his wake - and making several small, whiskery friends along the way - the elephant goes on a magical journey across India, and finally fulfils his dream of seeing the Taj Mahal.

The Third Elephant Press Reviews

This has every ingredient for a brilliant read for the seven-plusses: magic, mystery and adventure. * Liverpool Echo * A gentle tale exotically-flavoured by good description. * Newbury Weekly News *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406300826
Publication date: 2nd April 2007
Author: Penny Dolan
Illustrator: Helen Craig
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages

About Penny Dolan

Penny Dolan is a children's writer and storyteller living in North Yorkshire. A writer of picture books and fiction (including Mr Pod and Mr Piccalilli, illustrated by Nick Sharratt), she has two grown-up children and one rather bad cat. Helen Craig is the joint creator, with Katharine Holabird, of the hugely popular Angelina Ballerina series, now a popular TV series. An acclaimed illustrator, she also wrote and illustrated The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, which was shortlisted for the 1992 Nestle Smarties Book Prize. Helen lives in Cambridge.

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