How the Elephant Got Its Trunk by Jean Richards
A Retelling of the Rudyard Kipling Tale

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"Hardcover: 32 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.48 x 11.44 x 8.84 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (April 1, 2003) ISBN: 0805066993 Ages 4-9 A simplified and sanitized retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic. Long ago, when eleph"

About Jean Richards

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Jean Richards is an actress and the author of several children’s books, including God’s Gift, a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection, illustrated by Norman Gorbaty. She has recorded over 200 children’s books and is a graduate of the Yale Drama School. Ms. Richards hopes people will read this book aloud with lots of expression and many voices. She lives in New York City.Norman Gorbaty is the illustrator of Earthdance and God’s Gift, among other books for young readers. An award-winning graphic designer, he received his master’s degree in fine arts from Yale University and has taught at several colleges and universities. Mr. Gorbaty lives in New York City with his wife, Joy.
Published April 1, 2003 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A cheerful, curious, small-nosed young elephant's quest to find out what crocodiles have for dinner leads her down to the river, where she finds out with terrifying immediacy that crocs like to eat young elephants, starting by grabbing their noses.

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instead, her version plays up the spunky elephant's journey and shows children the joys of perseverance (she swats mosquitoes with her new nose and "She found she could also use her trunk as a trumpet: 'Ta-da, ta-da!'").

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