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An Elephant in the Garden
by Michael Morpurgo and Simon Reade




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An Elephant in the Garden is Simon Reade's new adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's best-selling children's novel.

1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother - and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War.

Escaping the Allies' advance from the West - and also the advancing Russian armies from the East - this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon.

It is Lizzie's story - but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, loadbearing, indestructible, cheering - Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.

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Overview

An Elephant in the Garden is Simon Reade's new adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's best-selling children's novel.

1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother - and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War.

Escaping the Allies' advance from the West - and also the advancing Russian armies from the East - this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon.

It is Lizzie's story - but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, loadbearing, indestructible, cheering - Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781783191741
  • ISBN-10: 1783191740
  • Publisher: Oberon Books
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 60
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds

Series: Oberon Modern Plays

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