The Elephant's Tale by Lauren St. John
(Legend of the Animal Healer)

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When Martine and her grandmother discover that they might lose their game reserve, Sawubona, because of a clause in her grandfather's will, Martine and her best friend, Ben, decide to take matters into their own hands. After Martine hears a prophecy that tells her: "The elephants will lead you to the truth," Martine and Ben stow away in an airplane, get stuck in the desert, and help a group of elephants escape from a horrible prison. Along the way, Martine learns the truth about Sawubona, as well as the dramatic truth about her gift with animals and where it will take her in her life . . .


 

About Lauren St. John

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Lauren St. John (www.laurenstjohn.com) grew up on a game preserve in Zimbabwe, which was the inspiration for this series. She now lives in London, England.
 
Published May 26, 2010 by Puffin. 236 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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They are rescued by a teenage Bushman whose father, an elephant whisperer, has disappeared and is mixed up in the mysterious “Ark Project.” Critical to the action-filled, plot-driven story are Martine’s ability to commune with animals (especially her white giraffe), elephant intelligence, global ...

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The latest in St John's series of children's books focusing on the adventures of a young girl in Africa, the Elephant's Tale helps bring the realities of conservation to a new audience.

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