Elephants Remember: A True Story

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 01 Nov 2022

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From the author-illustrator of The Eye of the Whale (Tilbury House, 2013), this nonfiction picture book tells the story of Lawrence Anthony and the deep bond he forged with the matriarch of the herd he saved at his animal reserve in South Africa. When Lawrence died, the matriarch led all the elephants from remote parts of the reserve in a procession to his home, where they gathered to mourn him. They returned on the same day at the same time for the next two years -- because elephants remember. This moving story of human-elephant mutual love and respect will inspire readers of all ages.

From the author-illustrator of The Eye of the Whale (Tilbury House, 2013), this nonfiction picture book tells the story of Lawrence Anthony and the deep bond he forged with the matriarch of the herd...


Advance Praise

Kirkus Reviews (09/01/2022):

A look at the friendship between a conservationist and the elephant herd he rescues. When the elephants need to be relocated as a result of their destructive wanderings, Lawrence Anthony knows that if he does not take the herd to Thula Thula, his animal reserve in Zululand, South Africa, the animals risk being killed by poachers. Two elephants--the matriarch and her calf--were killed during their capture, and Lawrence struggles to gain the animals' trust and ensure their safety and well-being. Slowly, he succeeds, and his initially uneasy relationship with new matriarch Nana develops into a lasting bond; even after Lawrence tries to distance himself from the elephants, granting them their independence, the elephants never forget him, and on his death, they come to his house, seemingly to mourn him. This is a compelling true story that will leave readers on the edges of their seats. O'Connell's text is supplemented with backmatter that includes information, in question-and-answer format, about elephants, Lawrence Anthony, and Thula Thula as well as an author's note and a list of additional resources. Acrylic illustrations capture Nana's anger and mistrust of humans and Lawrence's patience with the herd. Librarians and educators should prepare for a rush of elephant-related questions once this book hits the shelves, and caregivers may find themselves equally fascinated by this heartbreaking story of trust, survival, and loss. Lawrence is White. (This book was reviewed digitally.) An excellent story, well told. You'll remember it always. (Informational picture book. 6-10) COPYRIGHT(2022) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Kirkus Reviews (09/01/2022):

A look at the friendship between a conservationist and the elephant herd he rescues. When the elephants need to be relocated as a result of their destructive wanderings...


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ISBN 9780884489283
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A beautiful story of a real life elephant and the man that gained her trust and saved her life. The illustrations are lovely, but the story will touch your heart. I think this is a great book to read about animal conservation and the intelligence of elephants.

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Did you know elephants have 42,000 muscles in their trunk? I admire the people who rescued these elephants. This will be a great narrative nonfiction selection for my classroom once it is released.

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