The Child's Elephant
Rachel Campbell-Johnston

When a baby elephant is abandoned on the African savannah, a young boy named Bat takes her back to his village and cares for her. But Bat's grandmother explains that Meya cannot stay with them for ever - the call of the wild will always be sounding in her soul.

And there are frightening rumours on the wind, of kidnapping and suffering and war. Bat and his friend Muka are catapulted into a new life of unimaginable terror. Will the bond between elephant and child remain strong enough to save them?

A thrilling, heartbreaking and beautiful novel from an exciting new voice in children's books, Rachel Campbell-Johnston.

Published by : Corgi Childrens

Date: 03 April 2014

ISBN: 978-0552571142

Format: Paperback

Pages: 400pp

Price : £6.99




Rachel Campbell-Johnston


Rachel Campbell-Johnston is the chief art critic and poetry critic for The Times. She studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and has a PhD in modern and contemporary British poetry. Her first book, Mysterious Wisdom: The Life and Work of Samuel Palmer, was published to great acclaim in 2011. Rachel lives in the country with her family and an assortment of animals. The Child's Elephant is her first book for children.