Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants

Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants

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Coming April 4, 2017. Pre-order now!

By: Sandra Markle / Illustrated by: Fabricio VandenBroeck

Elephants never forget.

During a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant is in search of water for her herd. Little Calf follows along and playfully mimics her grandmother at each stop on their journey. When Grandma leads them to a watering hole she recalls from years before, the elephants are overjoyed and Little Calf splashes about with her tender leader. Grandma's persistence and powerful memory is something Little Calf will never forget.

Sandra Markle's acclaimed nonfiction writing takes on a more lyrical style alongside Fabricio VandenBroeck's gorgeous illustrations, making this story--based on true events--accessible for younger readers.

Back matter includes further information about the phenomenon of a heard of elephants that survived a drought, as well as fascinating elephant facts.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Sandra Markle, author

Sandra Markle is an award-winning author of more than two hundred nonfiction books for children, including What If You Had Animal Teeth? (Scholastic), Toad Weather (Peachtree), Little Lost Bat and A Mother's Journey. She lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

Fabricio VandenBroeck, illustrator

Fabricio VandenBroeck has illustrated several books for children, including The Mouse Bride (Alfred A. Knopf), The Witches Face (Holiday House), and Under the Mambo Moon. He lives in Mexico.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-634-4

ISBN: 978-1-60734-840-5 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-841-2 PDF
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Ages: 3-7
Page count: 32
10 1/2 x 9 1/2

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade K. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 1. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10

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