The Great American Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross

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In 1881, fifteen-year-old Tad, an orphan, helps a girl attempting to get a mighty Indian elephant to friends in Nebraska, all the while pursued by two unscrupulous villains who claim that the elephant is theirs.
 

About Gillian Cross

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Gillian Cross is a popular children's author and recipient of many prestigious awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year.
 
Published April 1, 1993 by Holiday House. 193 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sure the bill of sale is forged and that, somehow, Cissie's friend Ketty (who lives in Nebraska with her new husband) can set things right, Tad and Cissie set out, with Khush, to find her, traveling the Ohio from Pittsburgh to Cairo and then upriver and across country to the plains west of Omaha,...

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This rollicking yarn concerns an orphan who tries to keep a pachyderm safe from villainous pursuers: PW enjoyed the ``uncommonly thrilling reading'' offered by this ``truthful exploration of growth and change.'' Ages 10-up.

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A lucky blunder frees orphaned Tad from his dreary routine in a grim mining town and allows him to begin a new life on the road, caring for the elephant Khush.

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