The Elephant's Wrestling Match by Judy Sierra

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A retelling of a folktale of Cameroon, Africa, follows the elephant as he challenges all the other animals in the jungle--the she-leopard, the crocodile, the rhino, and others--to combat.

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Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.
Published September 6, 1992 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When ``the mighty elephant'' challenges all animal comers to a wrestling match (`` `No one,' he roared, `can bring me down!' ''), monkey sends out the message on his talking drum.

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