The Elephant Keeper
Hardcover Jacket
Board Book
Paperback with flaps
Trim Size:
8 x 10
Ages: 8 to 12
Copyright Year:
Margriet Ruurs
Pedro Covo
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The Elephant Keeper

The Elephant Keeper

Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia

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A moving  story of an unlikely friendship between a boy and the orphaned elephant he  saved.

In teenaged Aaron’s village in Zambia, elephants are considered dangerous  animals to be avoided at all costs. But when Aaron discovers a baby elephant  nearly drowning in the swimming pool at the guest lodge where he works, he  acts quickly and manages to rescue the animal just in time. When Aaron visits  the elephant orphanage where the baby, named Zambezi, has been taken, the  manager there realizes that Aaron has a natural way with animals and he  offers him a job. Suddenly Aaron’s life is transformed as he discovers a bond  of friendship with Zambezi and a lifelong vocation as an elephant  keeper.

This powerful story will encourage children everywhere to help endangered  animals.

The Elephant Keeper is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

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in collection

CitizenKid is a collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens. The collection aims to make complex global issues accessible for children ages 8 to 12, and covers topics such as water conservation, biodiversity, food security, microlending, citizenship, global awareness and more. Each book provides information and resources to inspire children to make a difference, both locally and globally.

Titles in collection: 100 Ways to Make the World a Better Place, 111 Trees, The Banana-Leaf Ball, Child Soldier, The Elephant Keeper, The Global Ocean, The Good Garden, How to Build Your Own Country, If America Were a Village, If the World Were a Village, The International Day of the Girl, Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea, Mimi's Village, On Our Way to Oyster Bay, One Hen, One Well, Planet Ark, Razia's Ray of Hope, The Red Bicycle, Ryan and Jimmy, That's Not Fair!, This Child, Every Child, Tree of Life, A Voice for the Spirit Bears, Walking for Water.