The Elephant's Pillow by Diana Reynolds Roome

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A story about bedtime rituals

The imperial elephant, known far and wide as one of the grandest sights in the kingdom, hasn’t been the same since the old Emperor died. One day a rich merchant’s son decides he wishes to see the magnificent animal for himself. What he discovers is that the elephant is having terrible trouble sleeping. Can a spoiled boy who is not used to doing things for others find a way to solve the riddle of the elephant’s insomnia?

This soothing story by Diana Reynolds Roome, based on a bedtime tale invented by her father after his travels in the East, is charmingly illustrated by Jude Daly, whose distinctive style has won her admirers around the world.

About Diana Reynolds Roome

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DIANA REYNOLDS ROOME is a freelance writer who grew up in Wales and England and now lives in Mountain View, California. JUDE DALY has illustrated many books for children, including The Star-Bearer. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Alice McGill is an award-winning author and professional storyteller. Among her books is the ALA Notable Molly Bannaky, winner of the 2000 IRA Picture Book Award and the 2000 Jane Addams Award. Alice McGill has toured to collect and tell stories in thirty-nine states, Canada, the West Indies, and South Africa. She lives with her husband in Columbia, Maryland.
Published May 1, 2003 by Frances Lincoln Childrens Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Contemporary in their perspectives, jewel-like in their palette, Daly's (Gift of the Sun ) exquisite illustrations nonetheless sing of the ancient East as depicted in Chinese scrolls and Indian miniatures, where tiny figures people panoramic landscapes.

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