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An Elephant in the Garden

An Elephant in the Garden

Michael Morpurgo

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An epic story of determination and love, about one family’s escape from the Allied bombing of Dresden in the Second World War.

It’s 1945, and the bombing of Dresden is imminent. Before the bombs start to fall, Lizzie’s zookeeper mother brings home the one animal she can’t bear to lose: Marlene, the elephant.

When Lizzie and her family join the thousands of other refugees fleeing the city, they end up with more than one unusual companion . . .

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare.

Book Details:

Published: January 2024
ISBN: 9780008638658
Format: Paperback
Page extent: 240 pages

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