Elephant Books for Juvenile Age Group


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Title:   "A Book of Elephants"
Author:   Katie Wales
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   unclassified
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1977 Kaye & Ward, Inc.

Title:   "A Piece of Cake"
Author:   Jill Murphy
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jill Murphy
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1989 Jill Murphy

Title:   "A Quiet Night In"
Author:   Jill Murphy
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jill Murphy
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Typical Jill Murphy book; marvelous illustrations and written with a wit which will likely escape young children who will nevertheless enjoy the story about Mr. Large's birthday celebration which ends up with Mr. and Mrs. Large asleep on the couch while the children put themselves to bed.

It is much funnier than this little summary indicates.
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copyright1993 Jill Murphy

Title:   "Africa's Elephants"
Author:   ???
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   unclassified
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Endangered Friends Coloring Book w/ Crayons copyright2000 Dalmatioan Press

Title:   "Alfie The Playful Elephant"
Author:   Leah Gale
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Elsie Darien
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Alfie is a young elephant who would rather play than do what he is supposed to do. He tries many different jobs but always gets distracted by something more fun. Eventually he learns that play is fine in its place but to take responsibility.

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copyright1966 Samuel Lowe Co Inc.

Title:   "Alistair's Elephant"
Author:   Marilyn Sadler
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Roger Bollen
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Children's story of a boy, Alistair, who visits the zoo every Saturday. One visit an elephant follows him home. His mother says he may not keep it but the elephant won't leave. It stays in the yard looking into Alistair's room day and night.

The following Saturday Alistair again visits the zoo and is able to return the elephant. Unbeknownst to him, on his way home he is being followed by a giraffe.

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copyright1983 author & illustrator

Title:   "All By Myself"
Author:   Ivan Bates
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright2000 Ivan Bates

Title:   "All In One Piece"
Author:   Jill Murphy
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile


Another magnificently illustrated book by Jill Murphy, "All In One Piece" features the Large Family.   -- >
Mr. and Mrs. Large are going to an annual dance and grandmother is coming to mind the children. While Mrs. Large is dressing the baby gets into her makeup, the older sister was wearing mother's shoes and jewelry and the two boys were filling her pantyhose with toys as if it was Santa's sack.

The children are sent downstairs to paint with Granny and keep out of her hair while she dresses. She just wants one night in the year when she is not covered with jam and poster paint.

She sits down in the kitchen and says good-bye to the kids and leaves without getting anything on her lovely new dress ... SHE thinks.

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copyrightWalker Books,GB copyright1987 by Jill Murphy

Title:   "Allie The Alergic Elephant"
Author:   Nicole Smith
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Maggie Nichols
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Allie the elephant has an allergic reaction to peanuts served at school, and soon learns what symptoms to watch for and what foods to avoid. LOC Summary
Original illustrations appear to have been done with crayons. Drawings are at the skill level of a child, whether this is deliberate or simply the limit of the illustrator's ability not known.
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copyright2000 Jungle Communications Inc

Title:   "America's First Elephant"
Author:   Robert M. McClung
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Marilyn Janovitz
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   History
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1991 McClung & Janovitz

Title:   "An Elephant Is Not A Cat"
Author:   Alvin Tresselt & Wilbur Wheaton
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Tom Vroman
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1962 Parents Magazine Press Inc

Title:   "April Fool"
Author:   Harriet Ziefert
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Chris Demarest
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Poetic
Level:   Juvenile
A boy tells a story about an elephant who goes to school and admits at last it's April Fool.
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copyright2000 author & illustrator

Title:   "Babar & His Friends at Amusement Park"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar & His Friends at Home"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar & His Friends at the Farm"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar & His Friends in Celesteville"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar & His Friends in The Forest"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar A New York"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
in French language copyright1965 Random Hosue, 1966 Librairie Hachette

Title:   "Babar An Elephant's Best Friend"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar And Father Christmas"
Author:   Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyrightde Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar And His Children"
Author:   Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyrightde Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar And The Ghost"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Babar and his children go on a picnic near an old castle where the children exclaim they want to see the 'ghost' of the castle. Babar says there is no such things a ghost. It begins to rain so they take shelter in the castle. The children meet a friendly ghost who was inhabiting a suit of armor.

The ghost was invisible to adults so the children persuaded him to play tricks like operating a lawn mower and pouring lemonade from a pitcher, and driving off in Babar's car. Babar never did see the ghost but the children had great fun with it.

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copyrightde Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar And Zephir"
Author:   Jean DeBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   ditto
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Dandelion Library 2-in-1 book; 40 pages are Babar & Zephir, other portion of 55 pages inverted is "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin". Book is reproduced handwriting. Originally published under title "Zephir's Holidays". copyright1937 Random House, Inc.

Title:   "Babar In The Jungle"
Author:   Kathryn Cristaldi
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Ron Fritz
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
based on HBO movies under license from Laurent de Brunhoff
copyright1989 Nelvana Ltd.

Title:   "Babar Learns To Cook"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Actually, Babar does NOT learn to cook in this story about Chef Truffles teaching cooking on television then in the palace kitchen.

It is the children who, while the chef is napping, steal his hat and make a shambles of the kitchen except that Arthur's chocolate sauce is quite good. Celeste helps them clean up; the chef arrives and makes both a cake to go under the sauce and strawberry soufflé and all ends well.

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copyright1978 Laurent De Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar Loses His Crown"
Author:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1967 Random House

Title:   "Babar Number Fun" Coloring Book
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar Saves The Day"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Olala, a renowned folk singer elephant and her partner parrot come to Celesteville to give a concert and get into a personal spat. The parrot flies away so the concert will be ruined.

Everyone hunts for and tries to capture him but it happens that Babar encounters him and talks him into making up with Olala and all ends well.

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copyright1976 Laurent De Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar Snapshots from Celestville" w/sounds
Author:   Publisher staff?
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1997 Laurent de Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar The Best Present in the World"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar The Boy King"
Author:   Gail Herman
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David Prebenna
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
from HBO movies under license from L. de Brunhoff
copyright1989 Nelvana Ltd

Title:   "Babar The King"
Author:   Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready

Title:   "Babar The Movie Storybook"
Author:   Cathy Dubowski & Renzo Barto
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyrightLaurent de Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar The Painter"
Author:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
First American Edition. Babar receives a set of paints for his birthday and proceeds to paint all kinds of things. He sets out a collection of fruit for a still life but Arthur and Zephir eat it so he bicycles off to the country to paint undisturbed. He takes a nap and awakens to find the painting finished (by Zephir).

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copyright1971 Random House, 1969 Librairie hachette

Title:   "Babar The Phantom"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar The Race To The Moon"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar The Show Must Go On"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar To Duet or Not To Duet"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar" coloring book
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright L deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar's ABC Book"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready

Title:   "Babar's Bath Book"
Author:   Laurent de brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   L de brunhoff
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
All soft filled plastic for use by toddler's in the bathtub. Cute. WH
copyright1992 Laurent de Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar's Book of Color"
Author:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1984 Laurent De Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar's Busy Week"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready

Title:   "Babar's Busy Year"
Author:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1989 Laurent De Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar's Car" Book with wheels
Author:   Publisher staff?
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1992 Laurent De Brunhoff

Title:   "Babar's Little Circus Star"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Isabelle, Babar's youngest child, is left out of many activities because she is too young for them. It happens that a circus comes through town and the clowns think Isabelle is very cute and can do tricks nicely so they let her perform in the circus with them and this makes her feel better about being small.

A bit of a fable to teach little ones it is not all bad being little.

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Title:   "Babar's Little Girl"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready

Title:   "Babar's Little Library"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Four small books in a slip case. Titles: "About Air", "About Earth", "About Fire" and "About Water".

copyrightL. DeBrunhoff


Title:   "Babar's Moon Trip" Pop-Up Book
Author:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1969 Laurent De Brunhoff


Title:   "Babar's Mystery"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Four crocodiles, in league with Rataxes, the rhinoceros who is generally Babar's enemy, steal a piano, Babar's car, and a new statue which was going to be dedicated in the resort city of Celesteville-On-The-Sea.

They are ultimately captured and all ends well enough.

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copyright1978 L.deBrunhoff

Title:   "Babar's Paint Box Book"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready

Title:   "Babar's Yoga for Elephants"
Author:   Laurent De Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   unclassified
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright2002-2006 Laurent De Brunhoff

Title:   "Baby Elephant And The Secret Wishes"
Author:   Sesyle Joslin
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Leonard Weisgard
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Written for young children but many words are advanced vocabulary. Story tells of young anthropomorphized elephant who has Christmas gifts for his family and goes around making sure they secretly wish for exactly what he plans to give them. He, of course, plants these words in their mouths, but it is a fun read nevertheless. Illustrations are 'different' ... reflective of the period perhaps.
WH 2000-04-21
copyright1962 Sesyle Joslin, Leonard Weisgard

Title:   "Baby Elephant"
Author:   Lucille Recht Penner
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Betina Ogden
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1997 text=author, images=illustrator

Title:   "Bad Boris & The New Kitten"
Author:   Susie Jenkin-Pearce
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Susie Jenkin-Pearce
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1987 Macmillan

Title:   "Bad Boris Goes To School"
Author:   Susie Jenkins-Pearce
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Susie Jenkins-Pearce
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1989 Macmillan copyright1989 Jenkins-Pearce

Title:   "Bashi, Elephant Baby"
Author:   Theresa Radcliffe
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   John Butler
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1997 Radcliffe & Butler

Title:   "Bernard's Bath"
Author:   Joan Elizabeth Goodman
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Dominici Catalano
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1996 AUthor & Illustrator

Title:   "Big Max"
Author:   Kin Platt
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Robert Lopshire
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Children's Story about Jumbo. Elephant doesn't appear until page 52. Most of story is Big Max trying to find Jumbo who is having a birthday party in the forest.
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copyright1965 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Black Elephant"
Author:   Virginia F Voight
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Wm A McCaffery
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1959 Virginia Frances Voight

Title:   "Boga The Elephant"
Author:   K.O.S. Baroness Dombrowski
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Youth level story of baby elephant's learning adventures. Pretty good.
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copyright1928 The Macmillan Co

Title:   "Bozo and the Hide 'n' Seek Elephant"
Author:   William Johnston
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Allan Hubbard & Milli Jancar
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Little Golden Book, third printing 1972.
Queenie the elephant disappears just before a performance and Bozo and Butch spend the book trying to find her. They do and all's well. She was hiding in front of a life sized posted of herself.
WH 2000-06-10
copyright1968 Larry Harmon Pictures Corp

Title:   "Bump Is Busy"
Author:   Christopher James
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Steve Augarde
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright Bump Enterprises Ltd

Title:   "But No Elephants"
Author:   Jerry Smath
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jerry Smath
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Each day a pet salesman sells another pet to Grandma Tildy and each day she says 'But no elephants'. Finally only the elephant is left and the salesman is leaving town before winter and he simply leaves the elephant in her yard.

The snow comes and completely covers him and he is crying out in the snow so Grandma and the other animals let him in. He crashes through the floor and is stuck. All the food runs out and the firewood runs out. They can't leave the house for the cold and can't stay for starvation but in a surprise ending the elephant solves all their problems.

Very cute book.
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copyright1979 Jerome R. Smath

Title:   "Chad And The elephant Engine"
Author:   Marjorie Filley Stover
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Judith Gwyn Brown
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Based on legend of Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad. Minor illustrations.
copyright1975 Stover copyright1975 Brown

Title:   "Chaga"
Author:   Will & Nicholas Lipkind
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Will & Nicholas Lipkind
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1955 Will & Nicholas Lipkind

Title:   "Chunky Safari - Elephant"
Author:   Campbell Books, Text
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Very brief story about an elephant and a monkey engaged in one-upmanship. Ends with all animals taking a ride on elephant. copyright Author, Illustrator, Conceiver

Title:   "Cora and the Elephants"
Author:   Lissa Rovetch
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Lissa Rovetch & Martha Weston
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
A shipwrecked infant washes ashore where she is adopted by an elephant couple. As she grows older she questions her origins. Her 'mother and father' have only a tag from her life preserver marked Pier 38 San Francisco.

They journey to San Francisco and find the location is a life preserver factory. The owner, enchanted with them, invites them to visit; they stay for months.

Eventually Cora longs to go home to Africa and they do. She learns there is no place like home no matter where you came from.

Like many children's stories this one pretends elephants can talk, ride airplanes, taxicabs, etc.
WH 2000-08-10
copyright1995 author & illustrator

Title:   "Daddy, Could I Have An Elephant?"
Author:   Jake Wolf
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Marylin Hafner; watercolors, pencils, pen & ink
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1996 author & illustrator

Title:   "Dubbeldikkle Vrienden"
Author:   Miep Diekmann
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Irmtraut Korth-Sander
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Dutch language
copyright1985 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Dumbo The Circus Baby"
Author:   Disney
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
A Golden Sturdy Shape Book® copyright1993 Walt Disney Co

Title:   "Dumbo"
Author:   Walt Disney
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Disney staff ?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fantasy
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready

Title:   "Dumbo" Coloring Book
Author:   Disney / Western Pub Co Golden Book ®
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Disney
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fantasy
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1996, 1972 Disney Enterprises Inc

Title:   "Dumbo" Golden Sound Story
Author:   Disney
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   John Kurtz
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1993 The Walt Disney Co

Title:   "Dumbo's Book Of Colors"
Author:   Disney
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
A First Little Golden Book® copyright1988 The Walt Disney Company

Title:   "Dumbo's Circus Train"
Author:   Publisher staff?
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Circus
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1995 The Walt Disney Co

Title:   "Eddie The Elephant"
Author:   John Storms
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Robert Storms
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994 author & illustrator

Title:   "Edsel The Elephant Who Learned To Share"
Author:   Sunny Griffin
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   R. M. Kolding
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Rhyming verse story teaches how Edsel derives happiness by sharing with other animals. Charming illustrations.
WH 2000
copyright1993 Landoll

Title:   "Edwina The Elephant"
Author:   Ken Morton
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Ken Morton
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Very simple book describes young elephant Edwina's day; going to the river for a drink and shower; going into the forest to eat fruits and berries; playing with her friends.

WH 2000-08-15
copyright Peter Haddock Ltd. Bridlington England

Title:   "Effie" Elephant Paper Doll Book
Author:   Judy M Johnson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyrightDover Books

Title:   "Elephant & Mouse Celebrate Halloween"
Author:   Lois G Grambling
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Deborah Maze
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. The Elephant & Mouse series is very entertaining.
copyright1991 Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Title:   "Elephant & Mouse Get Ready for Christmas"
Author:   Lois G Grambling
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Deborah Maze
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. The Elephant & Mouse series is very entertaining.
copyright1995 Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Title:   "Elephant & Mouse Get ready for Easter"
Author:   Lois G Grambling
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Deborah Maze
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. The Elephant & Mouse series is very entertaining.
copyright1995 Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Title:   "Elephant and Envelope"
Author:   Barbara Gregorich
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   John Sandford
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1996 School Zone® Publishing Co

Title:   "Elephant Ann"
Author:   Jon Madian
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Kathy Jacobi
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Tells of a little elephant who had a very bad coughing and sneezing cold. The village folk gave her a bed sheet for a handkerchief and as she kept sneezing they sewed additional colorful sheets to the first.

When Ann stopped sneezing they took the assembled sheets to the brook and washed them then set them in the meadow to dry. The wind lifted the giant handkerchief into the air and people and animals put on a show beneath it. That is how the first circus began.

Cute story nicely illustrated.
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copyright1988 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Elephant Baby"
Author:   Text adapted by Udiavar G. Rao
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Robert Boehmer
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Photo Documentary
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1962 Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

Title:   "Elephant Boy"
Author:   William Kotzwinkle
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Joe Servello
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Story depicts a day in the life of a stone age boy who has no name yet as he has not done anything nor experienced any event which would give him a name of his own.

When elephants (mammoths or mastodons) come by on their search for water the boy grabs a hair from the tail of one. His father makes it into a necklace and he is given the name "Elephant Boy".

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copyright1970 William Kotzwinkle & Joe Servello

Title:   "Elephant Eats The Profits"
Author:   Jacquelyn Reinach
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Richard Hefter
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
An elephant operates a grocery at a loss because she eats more than she sells. After some mishaps the other animals all pitch in to help her get more customers because if she goes out of business there won't be any grocery for any of them.

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Title:   "Elephant Families"
Author:   Arhtur Dorros
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Arhtur Dorros
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994 author

Title:   "Elephant For Rent"
Author:   Lucille Chaplan
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Don Sibley
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Adventure
Level:   Juvenile
This 1950's youth level novel reads a bit more like pre WWII adventure. Jimmy, a lad of 12, receives a young elephant 'pet' from his father who is catching wild animals in Africa. The story involves a nearly successful attempt by unscrupulous adults to steal the elephant and Jimmy's adventures trying to elude them. All ends well, of course.

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copyright1959 Lucille Chaplan

Title:   "Elephant Games"
Author:   Brod Bagert
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Tim Ellis
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1995 author & illustrator

Title:   "Elephant Goes To School"
Author:   Jerry Smath
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jerry Smath
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Grandma Tildy's elephant wants to play with the children but the children must go to school so Grandma arranges for Elephant to go to school where he has a wonderful time.

Cute story and illustrations.
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copyright1984 Jerry Smath

Title:   "Elephant In Trouble"
Author:   Thomas Crawford
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Veronica Buffinton
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1970 Troll Associates

Title:   "Elephant on Wheels"
Author:   Alida McKay Thacher
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jerry Scott; sketches by Ted Schroeder
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1974 Western Pub Co

Title:   "Elephant Pie"
Author:   Hilda Offen
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
The Snipper-Snappers (crocs or gators) order a birthday cherry pie from Mrs. Elephant, the town's baker.

When her youngest, Jojo, goes missing she becomes all flustered and makes a custard from mustard.

While delivering the pie (in a wheelbarrow of course), they encounter various animals who   -- >
give them false information about Jojo's whereabouts. Each time they traipse off to have a look, they deceiving animal eats some of the decorations off the pie. When finally delivered, the pie disappoints the Snipper-Snappers.

A bit later, the missing Jojo, asleep inside the pie awakens, pops out and starts crying for mama.

The crocs decide to have elephant pie instead of cherry. Just as they are about to take a bite of Jojo, Mrs. Elephant rushes in and pours the "custard" over Jojo to hide her. The crocs took a big lick and burned their tongues. They cried so hard the rising flood of tears floated the pie dish, bearing Jojo, out the window and the elephants escaped.

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copyright1993 author

Title:   "Elephant Small and the Splashy Bath"
Author:   Sally Grindley
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Andy Ellis
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Toddler
Ages 1 to 3 years. Synopsis or review not ready.
copyright1999 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Elephant Small Goes to a Party"
Author:   Sally Grindley
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Andy Ellis
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Toddler
Ages 1 to 3 years. Synopsis or review not ready.
copyright1999 author & illustrator

Title:   "Elephant Small Is Lost"
Author:   Sally Grindley
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Andy Ellis
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Toddler
Ages 1 to 3 years. Synopsis or review not ready.
copyright 1997 author & illustrator

Title:   "Elephant Stories"
Author:   Edward W. & Marguerite P. Dolch
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Dee Wallace
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Stories
Level:   Juvenile
Large print for children. A Dolch Basic Book teaching vocabulary.
copyright1956 Edward W. Dolch

Title:   "Elephant"
Author:   Ian Redmond
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Eyewitness Books copyright1993 Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London

Title:   "Elephant"
Author:   Judy Allen
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Tudor Humphries, watercolor
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1993 author & illustrator

Title:   "Elephants Aloft"
Author:   Kathi Appelt
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Keith Baker, Liquitex brand acrylic on illus board
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fantasy
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
text copyright1993 author, illustrations copyright1993 illustrator

Title:   "Elephants Calling"
Author:   Katharine Payne
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Photos: numerous sources
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Photo Documentary
Level:   Juvenile
Katy Boynton Payne went to Amboseli to work with Joyce Poole recording elephant 'talk'.

Her book gives a brief chronicle of the Amboseli elephants with beautiful full color photos and uses a literary device of focusing on a young male, named Raoul, and showing his interactions with other members of his family.

This is a delightful short book well suited to younger readers with an interest in science and nature.
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copyright1992 Katharine Payne

Title:   "Elephants For Kids"
Author:   Anthony D. Fredericks
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   John F. McGee
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Purportedly told by a 10 year old who emigrated from Kenya, book describes elephant biological and habitat facts with pronunciation cues for strange words.

Recommended and approved by the National Wildlife Federation through its Ranger Rick program for kids.
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copyright1999 Author plus many others

Title:   "Elephants in the Garden"
Author:   Ida Scheib
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Ida Scheib
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Excellent tale of nine year old boy who lives across the street from Madison Square Garden and during Easter vacation when circus comes to the Garden becomes involved with the elephant trainer and certain elephants.

This 1958 novel of 58 pages with minor illustrations is an easy and entertaining read for young readers. Woven into the story are numerous facts about elephants, captive animals, and circus life.

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copyright1958 Ida Scheib

Title:   "Elephants Never Jump"
Author:   Violet Easton
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Carme Solé Vendrell
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
The elephant moves into a village where all the animals play jokes on each other trying to make them jump but the elephant says elephants never jump. All their attempts at shouting 'Booo!' have no effect on him.

But when two tiger cubs are adrift in a boat heading for the falls, the elephant jumps across the river and saves them. He forgot that elephants never jump.

Cute story nicely illustrated.
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copyright1985 Easton & Vendrell

Title:   "Elephants On Board"
Author:   Suse MacDonald
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Cute silly story about a busload of elephants on their way to the circus when they have a tire blow out.

They attempt to commandeer a variety of equipment form a construction site but they are too many and too heavy and everything they get on breaks down. Finally they choose a dump truck and get to the circus just in time.

Few words on each page. Uses short rhyming statements.

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copyright1999 Suse MacDonald

Title:   "Elephant's Picnic"
Author:   Playskool
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Judith Moffatt; photos of paper constructs
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Storybook with picture blocks. Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1997 Hasbro Inc.

Title:   "Elephants"
Author:   John B Wexo
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready

Title:   "Elephants: Facts, Stories, Games"
Author:   by B T Cork
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   ???
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready

Title:   "Ella The Elephant"
Author:   Kurt Wiese
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Kurt Wiese
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1931 Coward-McCann, Inc.

Title:   "Elmer"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. All the David McKee "Elmer" books are delightful for young readers. WH
copyright1968 David McKee

Title:   "Elmer Again"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1991 Author

Title:   "Elmer And The Lost Teddy"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Elmer goes in search of a teddy bear lost by Baby Elephant while on a picnic. No one has seen it. Elmer hears someone calling for help and discovers the teddy in some bushes crying to go home. The talking teddy is a trick played by Elmer's cousin Wilbur the ventriloquist. All ends happily.

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copyright1999 David McKee

Title:   "Elmer and Wilbur"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. All the David McKee "Elmer" books are delightful for young readers. WH
copyright1994 author

Title:   "Elmer In The Snow"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Elmer coaxes his friends, who say the weather is too cold, to follow him up a mountain and then shows them ow to play in the snow, slide on ice, make snowballs and have a grand good time. When they get home again they think it is warm because they had been really cold in the snow but were having so much fun they didn't notice.

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copyright1995 David McKee

Title:   "Elmer And The Kangaroo"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Elmer, with help from Lion and Tiger, teaches a sad kangaroo that he really can jump once he stops being so afraid of failure.

Original British title "Elmer and The Stranger".
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copyright2000 David McKee

Title:   "Elmer Takes Off"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. All the David McKee "Elmer" books are delightful for young readers. WH
copyright1997 David McKee

Title:   "Elmer's Colors"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. All the David McKee "Elmer" books are delightful for young readers. WH
copyright1994 David McKee

Title:   "Elmer's Day"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. All the David McKee "Elmer" books are delightful for young readers. WH
copyright1994 David McKee

Title:   "Elmer's Friends"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. All the David McKee "Elmer" books are delightful for young readers. WH
copyright1994 David McKee

Title:   "Elmer's Weather"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready. All the David McKee "Elmer" books are delightful for young readers. WH
copyright1994 David McKee

Title:   "Eloise Elephant" Bookshelf Buddies
Author:   Jerry Smath
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jerry Smath
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1995 Jerry Smath

Title:   "Elympics"
Author:   X. J. Kennedy
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Graham Percy
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Spectacular illustrations adorn this collection of 12 and 16 line verses telling of the exploits of various elephant athletes in the summer games and winter games events at the Elympics.

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copyright1999 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Emily Elephant and her friends"
Author:   ???
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   ???
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
bathtub book

Title:   "Encore For Eleanor"
Author:   Bill Peet
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Bill Peet
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Bill Peet brings us another wonderfully illustrated elephant story, this time about Eleanor who gets too old to perform her circus act and is relegated to a boring life in a zoo. After a time, she discovers she can draw and soon becomes a happy performing elephant again, drawing pictures to the delight of the applauding crowds who visit the zoo.

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copyright1981 William B. Peet

Title:   "Engelbert Joins the Circus"
Author:   Tom Paxton
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Roberta Wilson using egg tempera
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1997 author & illustrator

Title:   "Englebert the Elephant"
Author:   Tom Paxton
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Steven Kellogg
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fantasy
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 Paxton & Kellogg

Title:   "Eukee The Jumpy Jumpy Elephant"
Author:   C.L.Corman MD & Esther Trevino, MFCC
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Richard A. DiMatteo
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Book on ADHD for chidlren
copyright1995 Specialty Press Inc

Title:   "Ezra the Elephant"
Author:   Marjorie Barrows
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Nell Stolp Smock
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
Copyright 1934 Grosset & Dunlap Inc

Title:   "Fanfou Dans Les Bayous"
Author:   André-Paul Pérales
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Christian Jarlov
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Storybook for teaching French language skills; with English translation appendix.
copyright1982 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Favorite Songs Of Babar" MiniPiano book
Author:   Publisher staff?
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994 LB&Co numerous others

Title:   "Five Minutes' Peace"
Author:   Jill Murphy
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jill Murphy
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1986 Jill Murphy (author & illustrator)

Title:   "Frank & Ernest Play Ball"
Author:   Alexandra Day
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Alexandra Day
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 author

Title:   "Giles and the Elephant"
Author:   Christine Pullein-Thompson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Dorothy Clark
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
A really well written children's book for young readers or to be read to preschoolers.

Story concerns eight year old Giles Brown who lives in England near a small zoo. Giles loves all animals and is a gifted sketch artist. His life is upset by the arrival of a baby brother. The author does a truly splendid job of articulating the feelings of this boy. As the story progresses, Giles receives a kitten on whom he can lavish his affection and with whom he conquers his loneliness.   -- >
Unhappily, the kitten runs away. Giles is devastated.

A unique event occurs. Joe, an elephant from the nearby zoo escapes and is walking along the street in front of Giles home. They know each other because of the time Giles has spent sketching the elephants and learning from the elephant keeper, Mr. Pepita.

Giles persuades Joe to come into his fenced garden; feeds and waters the elephant, then locks it in the yard and runs to summon help. Disaster is avoided thanks to Giles who becomes a neighborhood hero of sorts and is given a lifetime pass to the zoo.

Not only that, he meets a new friend and finds his grownup kitten who still knows him. A happy ever after ending.

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copyright1960 UK Burke Publishing Co Ltd

Title:   "Haji Of The Elephants"
Author:   Willis Lindquist
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Don Miller
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Good story, well written, for young readers (issued by Weekly Reader Children's Book Club).

Story of Burmese boy named Haji, age 13, who desperately wants to inherit job of oozie to elephant Majda Koom, who works as a logging elephant, after the boy's father becomes unable to work.

Excellent job of revealing conditions in the logging camps as well as culture of loggers and behaviors of elephants.

In the background are issues of ivory poaching and political upheavals which have an effect on Haji and the elephants but the story emphasis is on the boy and the elephant.

Contains minor but well done black and white illustrations.
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copyright1976 Willis Lindquist

Title:   "Hannibal and His 37 Elephants"
Author:   Marilyn Hirsch
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Marilyn Hirsch
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   History
Level:   Juvenile
LOC Summary:
Hannibal assembles an army complete with elephants and sets out over the Alps to conquer Rome.
copyright1977 Marilyn Hirsch

Title:   "Have You Ever Seen An Elephant Sneeze?"
Author:   Bernadette McCarver Snyder
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jim Richter
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
An elephant graces the cover and is the subject of the first two-page description of an animal made by God.
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Cover: "is perfect for any child who is amazed and enthralled by animals -- from the family puppy dog to the zebra at the zoo -- and convinced that the One who created them had lots of fun in the process."
copyright1996 Ave Maria Press, Inc.

Title:   "Henry And The Elephant"
Author:   Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Owain Bell
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
From The Railway Series; Thomas the Tank Engine etc. Engine Henry meets elephant in tunnel.
copyright1990 Reed Intnl Books Ltd

Title:   "Here's A Happy Elephant"
Author:   Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
This little book of 5 double sided boards has holes in each panel for fingers to poke through and make wiggly legs and tails. The cover image shows the trunk hole.

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copyright1987 Colin and Jacqui Hawkins

Title:   "Hiccups for Elephant"
Author:   James Preller
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Hans Wilhelm
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
For ages 2 thru kindergarten. copyright1994 author & illustrator

Title:   "Hide-And-Seek Elmer"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Activity book for very young children.
copyright1998 David McKee

Title:   "Horton Hatches the Egg"
Author:   Dr. Seuss
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1940 Dr. Seuss; 1968 T.S. & A.S. Geisel

Title:   "Horton Hears A Who"
Author:   Dr. Seuss
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1954 Dr. Seuss; 1982 Dr. Seuss

Title:   "How To Catch An Elephant"
Author:   Amy Schwartz
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Amy Schwartz
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
A verrry silllly story about using raisin bait to catch an elephant. Nice humorous illustrations. Story probably best read to a little tike of age three to five but up to age eight might get a kick out of the punny ending.
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copyright1999 Amy Schwartz

Title:   "How To Weigh An Elephant"
Author:   Bob Barner
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Bob Barner
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1995 Bob Barner copyright1995 Jo Dennis

Title:   "Hullabaloo The Elephant Dog"
Author:   Ruth & Latrobe Carroll
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Ruth Carroll
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Exquisitely illustrated in black and white graphite drawings of exceptional realism ... not quite photographic in quality but close.

Good short story suitable for reading to around age 5 and up. A poodle becomes an 'elephant dog' in a circus and helps thwart a tiger attack at great personal risk. All ends well.

Note: according to "Elephant Bill" (Col. J. H. Williams) in his true stories of elephants in Burma, elephants hate dogs and do not want them around.

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copyright1975 Ruth & Latrobe Carroll

Title:   "Humpy"
Author:   no name
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Marion Morrison
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
no notice

Title:   "I Am A Little Elephant"
Author:   Francois Crozat
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Francois Crozat
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1993 Barron's

Title:   "I Believe In Me"
Author:   Mary Lea Floden
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Atelier Philippe Harchy
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Condensed Dumbo version in which mouse Timothy persuades Dumbo to fly. Ends with this lesson: "When you believe in yourself you can do almost anything."
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copyright1998 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Title:   "I Can Read About Elephants"
Author:   C. J. Naden
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Joel Snyder
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Illustrated facts about elephants' physiology, habitat, behaviors and so on, at a level understandable by children.

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copyright1979 Troll Associates

Title:   "I Can Too!"
Author:   David McKee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David McKee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Charming and extremely complicated pop-up book has Elmer try things that other animals can do. A giraffe and a snake can stretch so Elmer shows how he can stretch too. And so on with a crocodile who can hide things in his mouth; a chicken who can flap her wings; monkeys who can swing; and a leopard and zebra who can change their colors.

Very young children would need assistance operating the paper mechanisms.

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copyright1996 David McKee

Title:   "I'd Choose You!"
Author:   John Trent
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Judy Love
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994 AUthor & Illustrator

Title:   "I'm A Big Boy Now" Potty training cartoon elephant
Author:   no name
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   no name
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Toilet training book for boys, companion to "Im A Big Girl Now". no copyright notice

Title:   "I'm A Big Girl Now"
Author:   ???
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Toilet training book for girls, companion to "Im A Big Boy Now". no copyright notice

Title:   "I'm Too Big - Je Suis Trop Gros"
Author:   Lone Morton
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Steve Weatherill
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Each page has a few words, first in English, then in French, as an elephant and a giraffe tell each other how they would rather be like the other; a neck like yours, ears like yours, the color you are, etc. But they like each other just as they are and finally agree they just fine the way they are.

Book also contains: parent notes, picture dictionary, and pronunciation guide for reading the French.

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copyright1994 b small pub, Surrey England, Weatherill

Title:   "I'm Too Big - Soy Demasiado Grande"
Author:   Lone Morton
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Steve Weatherill
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Each page has a few words, first in English, then in Spanish, as an elephant and a giraffe tell each other how they would rather be like the other; a neck like yours, ears like yours, the color you are, etc. But they like each other just as they are and finally agree they just fine the way they are.

Book also contains: parent notes, picture dictionary, and pronunciation guide for reading the Spanish.

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copyright1994 b small pub, Surrey England, Weatherill

Title:   "In The Wild Elephants"
Author:   Claire Robinson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Photo Documentary
Level:   Juvenile
24 page photo documentary for young readers shows large photos of elephants on each page with minimal text. Book describes the basics about elephant species, habitats, diets, behavior, and general facts. It shows one photo of an Asian elephant; all the rest are Africans.

Uses bold face to identify words in a glossary; words like 'grasslands', 'herd' and an so on. Also adequate for reading to preschool age children.

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copyright1997 Reed Educational & Professional Pubng

Title:   "Incredible Jumbo: A Novel"
Author:   Barbara Smucker
Illustrated:  
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Circus
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 Barbara Smucker

Title:   "Is That An Elephant Over There?"
Author:   Rebecca Elgar
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Rebecca Elgar
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Lift the flaps book for very young child; flaps reveal zebra, tiger, hippo, lion, elephant on last page.
copyright1996 Rebecca Elgar

Title:   "Jerry Todd and the Bob-Tailed Elephant"
Author:   Leo Edwards
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Bert Salg
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Youth reader. Dedication; "To The Boy Scouts of St Petersburg, Florida"

This 1929 novel for boys (girls could read it too) is one of many, many by Leo Edwards and a larger stable of writers published by Grosset & Dunlap before World War II.

In a nutshell the story concerns the protagonist Jerry Todd, some of his chums, and a young elephant named Bingo who mistakenly is delivered to the small town of Tutter, Illinois, as a birthday gift from an uncle to one of the boys. Some boys and the elephant 'vanish' mysteriously and the novel is devoted to explaining and solving the 'mystery'.

I don't know what reviewers said about such novels in their hay day but I found it convoluted, often nonsensical, cumbersome and atrociously written.

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copyright1929 Grosset & Dunlap

Title:   "Jumbo and Arnold"
Author:   Dan Greenburg
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Susan Perl
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1969 Greenburg; copyright1989 Harper & Row

Title:   "Jumbo"
Author:   Rhoda Blumberg
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jonathan Hunt
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   History
Level:   Juvenile
First Edition factual account w/bibliography
copyright1992 text Rhoda Blumberg, art Jonathan Hunt

Title:   "Jumbo's Lullaby"
Author:   Laura Krauss Melmed
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Henri Sorensen (oil on canvas)
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
From the extraordinary illustrations, of which there are many, to the careful cadence of the rhyming verse, this book is beautiful in every way.

It is a lullaby poem spoken, or softly sung, by a mother elephant to her baby Jumbo as she ultimately succeeds in lulling him into sleep.

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copyright1999 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Just a Little Bit"
Author:   Ann Tompert
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Lynn Munsinger
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1993 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Laura Charlotte"
Author:   Kathryn O. Galbraith
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Floyd Cooper
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
This is a lovely personal story of four generations of women bound together in love shown in a stuffed elephant toy made from sewing scraps by the eldest member.

The illustrations are quite beautiful.

[There is a negative dimension to the publication though. They used black Times or Roman type font with light characteristics against dark backgrounds and it is not easy to read. The first rule of any written or printed matter should be legibility. A bolder, larger font or reversed white type should have been used.]

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copyright1990Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Le livre d'images de Babar"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jean-Claude Gilbert
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
In French language. Collection of objects and places with names so children can learn language.
copyright Laurent de Brunhoff

Title:   "Le livre surprise de Babar"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jean-Claude Gilbert
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
In French language. Has windows with surprises behind them. Theme is Babar's birthday.

copyright Nelvana

Title:   "Life Story Elephant"
Author:   Sarah Blakeman
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   James Field
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994 Eagle Books

Title:   "Little Big Ears"
Author:   Cynthia Moss
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Martyn Colbeck, photos
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Photo Documentary
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1997 Moss & Colbeck

Title:   "Little Bull / Growing Up in Africa's Elephant Kingdom"
Author:   Ellen Foley James
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Photo Documentary
Level:   Juvenile
Photo pictorial for children shows progress of a baby elephant from birth through adulthood. Nicely written for very young children and with excellent photos; about what you would expect from television's Discovery channel. The book is a companion volume to "Africa's Elephant Kingdom".

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copyright1998 Discovery Communications, Inc.

Title:   "Little Elephant"
Author:   Hamilton Williamson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Berta & Elmer Hader
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Cute story about a baby elephant being taught by his mother.

Charming illustrations. WH
copyright1930 Doubleday & Co

Title:   "Little Elephant Coloring Book"
Author:   Lucille Wallace, captions
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Lucille Wallace
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
no copyright notice

Title:   "Little Elephant Thunderfoot"
Author:   Sally Grindley
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   John Butler
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
[dust jacket]
"Soon after Little elephant is born, he learns that his grandmother, Wise Old One, is the eyes and ears of the family. This gentle giant watches over the elephants in her herd,   -- >
showing them where to feed and where to play and warning them when danger is near.

"Then one day Wise Old One trumpets the alarm. As Little Thunderfoot follows his mother and the other elephants to safety, he hears a loud bang and sees their beloved leader fall to the ground.

"Through an accurate and compelling story and the Elefacts page, Sally Grindley helps young readers understand these intelligent and fun-loving animals.

"John butler's exquisite, lifelike illustrations invite young animal lovers to roam the savannahs of Africa with Little Thunderfoot and his family."
copyright1996 Sally Grindley, John Butler

Title:   "Little Elephant Visits the farm"
Author:   Heluiz Washburne
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jean McConnell
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Basic children's story about a child who, with his mother, spends summer vacation on his aunt and uncle's farm. He has some adventures, learns about gardening, gets into some childhood mischief, and all ends well. The 'people' in this story are all elephants.

Illustrations are somewhat different from most children's story books, perhaps reflecting the style popular in 1941 when it was published.

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copyright1941 Albert Whitman & Co

Title:   "Little Elephant's Song"
Author:   Wolfram Hänel
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Cristina Kadmon
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
[dust jacket] "Little elephant has learned to do many things: walk backwards, hop on three legs, spin around like a falling leaf, and do wonderful tricks with his trunk -- catch bananas, hold onto his mother's tail, even spray everyone with water! But there's one thing he hasn't quite mastered: He cannot trumpet. Here is a delightful story about a fun-loving little elephant who learns a lot -- but at his own pace! - encouraged all the way by his proud and loving parents."

Wonderful illustrations - WH.
copyright2000 Nord-Sud Vertag AG, Switzerland

Title:   "Little Mouse & Elephant: A Tale from Turkey"
Author:   Jane Yolen
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   John Segal
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
A boastful mouse proclaims himself master of the forest but his grandfather warns him the elephant is the true master.

He goes in search of an elephant, which he never seen, the show it who is boss.

When the elephant sprays the little pest away with a trunkful of water, the mouse thinks it is a terrible storm. Washed away on the waters, mouse returns home and claims the elephant ran away in fear of him and to this day tells the story that way.

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copyright1996 author & illustrator

Title:   "Look At Bump"
Author:   Christopher James
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Steve Augarde
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright Bump Enterprises Ltd

Title:   "Mahatma"
Author:   Syd Hoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Syd Hoff
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Mahatma is a large pink elephant who works for a lumber company in India. After years of faithful service his employer tells him to take a vacation and rest.
His vacation experience starts out badly at the airport where he is too large to board a plane; then on to the railroad station where again he is too large. He settles on walking. At a golf course he ends up carrying all the equipment and the players. After several such mishaps he goes to the jungle and rejoins his herd, hanging about nibbling grasses and playing in the river.

Mahatma soon decides this is a pointless existence and returns to work.

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copyright1969 Syd Hoff

Title:   "Meet Babar and His Family"
Author:   Laurent de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1973 Laurent de Brunhoff

Title:   "Meet The Elephant" w/3D modeling elephant tear-out
Author:   Keith Faulkner
Illustrated:   Photographs
Illustrator:   Robert Morton
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Children's book of elephant facts and trivia.
copyright1996 Brainwaves Limited

Title:   "Mighty Mo: The Story of an African Elephant"
Author:   Jocelyn Arundel
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Wesley Dennis
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Adventure
Level:   Juvenile
This is a very fine story for young readers on through adult. Set in Lake Manyara region of northern Kenya, it tells of a boy age 12 whose father is a government ranger charged with care of wild animals and also control to protect villages and farms from same.

The boy, named Jay, and his family are visited by a cousin, Suzannah, 11, from England who knows nothing of animals. During the month of her visit they have some adventures and both are changed by their encounters with animals, notably "Mighty Mohammed" the elephant and "Smudge" the baby zebra.

Nicely illustrated in black and white from graphite drawings. Easy to read 125 pages.
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copyright1961 author & illustrator

Title:   "Mumfie the Admiral"
Author:   Katharine Tozer
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Katharine Tozer
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
no notice

Title:   "Mumfie The Elephant"
Author:   Marcia Webb
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Katharine Tozer
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1977 Marcia Webb & ATV Licensing & Hamiish Tozer

Title:   "My Elephant Book"
Author:   Kathleen N. Daly
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Aurelius Battaglia
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
A mother Asian elephant teaches elephant history and customs to her children. On single pages she tells about mammoths, African species, tiger hunting, lumber harvesting and so forth.

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copyright1966 Western Publishing Co Inc

Title:   "My Friend Harry"
Author:   Kim Lewis
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Kim Lewis; colored pencils
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
The story is simple enough and delightful about a child and his stuffed elephant. The illustrations are nothing less than fabulous.

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copyright1995 Kim Lewis

Title:   "Nathan's Fishing Trip"
Author:   Lulu Delacre
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Lulu Delacre
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Nathan, an elephant, is taken out in a small boat to learn how to catch fish. His instructor is Nicholas Alexander, a mouse.

There are several mishaps including capsizing the boat but they finally catch a rainbow trout. Nathan is distressed to see such a pretty fish trapped in a bucket so they decide to eat peanut butter and cucumber sandwiches for lunch and release the trout into the lake.

Nice illustrations; unusual and soft.
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copyright1988 Lulu Delacre

Title:   "Never Mail An Elephant"
Author:   Mike Thaler
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994

Title:   "Never Ride Your Elephant To School"
Author:   Doug Johnson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Abby Carter
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1995 Doug Johnson copyright1995 Abby Carter

Title:   "Off To Elephant School"
Author:   Chris & Martin Kratt
Illustrated:   Photographs
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1996 Paragon Entertainment Corp

Title:   "Old Bet"
Author:   Anne Colver
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Tony Palazzo
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   History
Level:   Juvenile
Based on the factual arrival in America of the elephant Old Bet in 1808, the story centers on a young boy who accompanied her.

He was the son of a missionary couple who died of fever. The village chief arranged transport for the boy and elephant so the boy might find his family in America, which he ultimately did.

Very nice for young readers. Fine black and white illustrations.
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copyright1957 Anne Colver

Title:   "Oliphant l'éléphant flottant"
Author:   Nitka
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Nitka
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Cartoon
Level:   Juvenile
Text all French. Original Title: Olly Fant Goes to Sea. copyright1976 Deux Coqs d"or

Title:   "Oliphant l'éléphant moussant"
Author:   Nitka
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Nitka
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Cartoon
Level:   Juvenile
Text all French. Original Title: Olly Fant Takes a bath. copyright1976 Deux Coqs d"or

Title:   "Oliphant l'éléphant roulant"
Author:   Nitka
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Nitka
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Cartoon
Level:   Juvenile
Text all French. Original Title: Olly Fant Goes to Hospital. copyright1976 Deux Coqs d"or

Title:   "Oliphant l'éléphanttriomphantt"
Author:   Nitka
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Nitka
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Cartoon
Level:   Juvenile
Text all French. Original Title: Olly Fant Goes Motor racing. copyright1976 Deux Coqs d"or

Title:   "Oliphaunt"
Author:   J.R.R.Tokien
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1989 Kipling Press; copyright1962 Geo.Allen & unwin

Title:   "Ollie the Elephant"
Author:   Burny Bos
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Hans de Beer
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1989 Nord-Sud Verlag

Title:   "Ollie the Elephant" Pop-Up Book
Author:   Burny Bos
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Hans de Beer
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1997 North-South Books, Inc.

Title:   "Once There Was an Elephant"
Author:   Edward W. & Marguerite P. Dolch
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   William Moyers
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
This is a Dolch First Reading Book from 1961. It uses the 95 commonest nouns and easier 110 words in the Dolch Basic Sight Words list. Not being an educator I am guessing this is an early "Sight Reading" text as opposed to reading via phonics.

In any case, it is a series of short fables illustrating traits and attitudes and presumably being instructive for socialization purposes. Unfortunately, in my view, the stories tend to be mean-spirited and contain events linked to hatred and death. Maybe they 'meant well' but I would not expose any child or grandchild of mine to this material written specifically for children.

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copyright1961 Edward W. Dolch

Title:   "One Little Elephant"
Author:   Colin West
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Colin West
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Teaches counting up from one through ten with cartoon elephants engaged in activities supported by rhyming words.
copyright1987 Colin West

Title:   "Pee Wee and the Sneezing Elephant"
Author:   Ruth A. Roche
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   David B. Icove
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Circus
Level:   Juvenile
Perhaps a child in 1944 would have found this delightful. It seems like a silly story by contemporary standards. Not surprisingly, the art is reminiscent of magazine ads from before World War II.

The brief story is of a tiny circus with one elephant who accidentally ingests peanuts coated with black pepper and later, during the performance, begins to sneeze enormous sneezes with bizarre effects on the other performers.

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copyright1944 S.M.Iger & Action Play-Books

Title:   "Peel, The Extraordinary Elephant"
Author:   Susan Joyce
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Doug duBosque
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Adventure
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1997 Joyce & DuBosque

Title:   "Pink and Blue"
Author:   Kelli C. Foster & Gina C. Erickson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Kerri Gifford
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Polite Elephant" Golden Book
Author:   Western Pub Co
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1963 Western Pub Co racine WI USA

Title:   "Poncho The Elephant Wishin' Book"
Author:   Rob Fink
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Eoina
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Rhyming story about an elephant who, on advice from a meddling monkey, runs away from the zoo and joins a circus where he is worked excessively and fed poorly. After a year of this he is able to escape and returns to the zoo to live happily ever after.

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copyright1950 Whitehall Publishing Co

Title:   "Pope Leo's Elephant"
Author:   John Lawrence
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   John Lawrence
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1969 John Lawrence

Title:   "Premlata and the Festival of Lights"
Author:   Rumer Godden
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Ian Andrew
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Culture
Level:   Juvenile
Story about young Indian girl living in poverty with brother and widowed mother who befriends a rich neighbor's elephant and ultimately helps her family improve its lot.

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copyright1996 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!"
Author:   Tolowa M. Mollel
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Barbara Spurll
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
An old Masai folk tale in which several animals attempt to evict a squatter from the cave home of their friend the hare.

All quail in fear at the voice which shouts from the cave claiming it is a monster that it eats rhinos for lunch and elephants for supper. A frog disturbed form her nap by all the commotion goes to the cave and shouts in reply that she eats rhinos for breakfast, elephants for lunch, and monsters for supper. The cave monster emerges and turns out to be a caterpillar whose voice was enlarged by the cave. The frog takes him home with her to have an uninterrupted nap.

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copyright1991 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Robi Dobi"
Author:   Madhur Jaffrey
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Amanda Hall
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1996 Madhur Jaffrey, Amanda Hall

Title:   "Roger and the Elephant"
Author:   John Kershaw
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Lesley Smith
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Weekly Reader Creative Learning Program: A child, Roger, while visiting the zoo falls into a hole being dug for a penguin pond and a zoo elephant, Jacko, who lifts him out using its trunk then Roger helps wash Jacko and tells him he will always be the elephant's friend.

For very young listeners.
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copyright1976 The HAmlyn Publishing Group Ltd

Title:   "Rosie, The Dancing Elephant"
Author:   Maureen Daly
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Lorence F. Bjorklund
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1967 Maureen Daly

Title:   "Sacred Elephant"
Author:   Heathecote Williams
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   photographers
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   History
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1989 Heathecote Williams

Title:   "Saggy Baggy Elephant; No Place For Me"
Author:   Gina Ingoglia
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Richard Walz
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1989 Western Pub Co

Title:   "Saggy Baggy Elephant's Birthday"
Author:   Western Pub Co
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 Western Pub Co Inc

Title:   "Sassafras"
Author:   Stephen Cosgrove
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Robin James
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1995, 1998 Price Stern Sloan Inc

Title:   "Som See and the Magic Elephant"
Author:   Jamie Oliviero
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Jo'Anne Kelly
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Som See, a young Thai girl, goes into the rain forest in search of the magical White Elephant whose touch will assure her aunt Pang-Na a safe final journey into the afterlife.

Illustration are reproduced from batik and direct dyed silk; brilliant colors; nicely done.

This story deals with death so may not be suitable for very young.
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copyright1995 AUthor & Illustrator

Title:   "Splash"
Author:   Flora McDonnell
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Flora McDonnell
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Very few words in this heavily illustrated vignette of animals splashing in the water on a hot day. Ideal for 2 to 4 year olds.

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copyright1999 Flora McDonnell

Title:   "Stand Back I'm Going To Sneeze"
Author:   Patricia Thomas
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Wallace tripp
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1971, 1990

Title:   "Tacky In Trouble"
Author:   Helen Lester
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Lynn Munsinger
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Nicely illustrated, wonderfully zany, tale of Tacky an adventurous penguin who meets an elephant named Rocky who simply adores Tacky's flower print shirt and demands to keep it thinking it is a bunch of flowers and that Tacky is a plant.

Tacky finally convinces her by demonstrating his hopping ability all over her table, in and out of the mustard and catsup and peanut butter and marmalade and so forth until the tablecloth is a melange of wild colors.

The elephant is thrilled with the decorated tablecloth and sends Tacky on his way back to the iceberg from which he came.

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copyright1998 Lester & Munsinger

Title:   "Tantor the African Elephant"
Author:   Joseph Maniscalco
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Joseph Maniscalco (presumptive)
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
"Tantor the African elephant" is nicely illustrated in grayscale reproductions of paintings. It is aimed at the early reader, say age seven and above, but could be read to children of age four.

It is sort of a recitation of facts about Loxodonta africana told in a way appealing to children. Minor factual errors regarding the place of bulls in the herd. In a couple of places asserts that God made the elephant the way he is which is fine with me but some of you atheists and evolutionists might object to this dimension of the work for your child.

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copyright1963 Pacific Press Pub Assn

Title:   "Terry Toots"
Author:   Francesco Pittau
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Bernadette Gervais
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Terry is an elephant who "toots" which is a euphemism for passing gas. She toots so loudly and so often that friends send her away to the jungle, then they miss her and bring her back.

They celebrate their reunion with a party where Terry fills balloons for them.

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First published in France titled "Prout". Fact: an elephant generates more than 100 gallons of methane daily. copyright1997 Chronicle (English edition)

Title:   "The Adventures of Opal and Cupid"
Author:   Thomas Tryon with Clive Wilson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Rachel Isadora
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
LOC Summary:
Young Opal Thigpen meets Cupid, an elephant in a traveling show, and the two have a series of adventures as they rise to stardom.
copyright1992 Estate of Thos Tryon,
copyrightillust by Viking

Title:   "The Adventures of Tommy"
Author:   H.G. Wells
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   H.G. Wells
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fantasy
Level:   Juvenile
Written by Wells for a child of a friend. Tommy saves the life of a rich man and gets an elephant as his reward.
no copyright notice

Title:   "The Ant & The Elephant"
Author:   Will Peet
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1972 Will Peet

Title:   "The Big Elephant"
Author:   Kathryn & Byron Jackson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Feodor Rojankovsky
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1949 Western Pub Co

Title:   "The Biggest Nose"
Author:   Kathy Caple
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Kathy Caple
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Eleanor elephant has the biggest nose of all the animals in the school and is teased about it. Trying to make it look smaller she ties her trunk in a knot. It all gets sorted out at the end and Eleanor accepts herself the way she is.

Nicely illustrated.
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copyright1985 Kathy Caple

Title:   "The BLue Elephant and the Pink Pig"
Author:   Marion L. McNeil
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Francoise
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1931 The Saalfield Publishing Co

Title:   "The Blue Elephant"
Author:   Kate Noble
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Rachel Bass
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994 Kate Noble & Rachel Bass

Title:   "The Boy Who Stole The Elephant"
Author:   Julilly H. Kohler
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Lee Ames
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1952 Author

Title:   "The Case of the Great Elephant Escape"
Author:   June Doolittle
Illustrated:  
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
pulp fiction for youth; MaryKate & Ashley Mystery Series.
Synopsis: When the circus comes to town, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, 10 year olds who believe they are detectives, help search for a missing baby elephant.
Cute, easy read. WH
copyright 1999 Dualstar Entertainment

Title:   "The Copper Elephant"
Author:   Adam Rapp
Illustrated:  
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Story takes place in some undefined post-cataclysmic era, presumably on earth, in which the author paints the bleakest possible picture of existence where children are enslaved workers in pits, poisonous rain falls unrelentingly, few living things exist other than humans, and general unimaginable misery prevails on every page.

The author is fond of literary gimmicks such as NOT using quotation marks to identify dialogue   -- >
but rather using the conventions; I go, or, I went, or, I'm like; followed by the dialogue. It is filled with his own version of word meanings such as quickdust, life hole, digit kids, creature clouds, blackfrost and so forth. No prologue or epilogue sheds any light whatsoever on the causes of the situation.

The subject of the title 'The Copper Elephant' is a large improperly made figure of an elephant as talisman. The maker is an idiot boy who cobbles together bits of aluminum foil and other metals into his version of an elephant which he believes will help him find his missing younger brother (who is dead in the pits). He takes the elephant to the top of a tree and leaves it there. The poisonous rains change its color from silver to something one of the characters describes as rust. It isn't even copper.

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copyright1999 Adam Rapp

Title:   "The Elegant Elephant"
Author:   Russell McCracken
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Suzanne Suba
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Eddie, a baby elephant, wants his mother to take him away from the jungle so he can join the circus. His mother says he must be elegant to join a circus so Eddie goes out to learn how he could be an elegant elephant.

He envies his friend zebra's stripes so zebra paints stripes on Eddie. When Eddie arrives at the swimming hole all the children run away in fear of the strange striped beast. Even Eddie is frightened by the reflection of himself.

Happily, the stripes was off in the water and Eddie is joyfully reunited with his little human friends. He decides he can be stubby and gray and still be elegant and in the end his dream comes true and he joins a circus.

(Book originally contained a punch out cardboard elephant toy.)
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copyright1944 Container Corp of America

Title:   "The Elephant - Peaceful Giant"
Author:   Christine & Michel Denis-Huot
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Photo Documentary
Level:   Juvenile
Conservation oriented brief overview of elephant biology, behavior and habitat.
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copyright1992 Charlesbridge Publishing

Title:   "The Elephant Alphabet Book"
Author:   Gene Yates
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Gene Yates
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Each letter of the alphabet is an elephant posed in the letter shape and accompanied by text emphasizing the use of that letter. WH
copyright1995 Gene Yates & Kidsbooks, Inc.

Title:   "The Elephant Book"
Author:   Charles Nicholas
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Charles Nicholas
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
In 161 words and 24 pictures, suited for reading to toddlers, shows a few common facts about elephants and some other animals native to same habitats. Book is shaped like elephant.

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copyright1965 Western Publishing Co

Title:   "The Elephant In The Barn"
Author:   James Playsted Wood
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Leonard Kessler
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1961 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "The Elephant In The Dark"
Author:   Carol Garrick
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Donal Garrick
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Set in rural Massachusetts early 1800's. A Boy living a hard life with his terminally ill mother happens to come to care for an Indian elephant named Toong Talong while its owner is away over the winter.

The boy and the elephant develop an attachment and when the elephant is sold and the new owner collects her the boy, longing to be with the elephant, chases after them. It more or less works out for him.

A lot of 'Dickensian' atmosphere; perhaps because the time period was as miserable as depicted. Written for young readers ... I would say ages 10 to 14 but younger kids could read it.

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copyright1988 author & illustrator

Title:   "The Elephant Prince"
Author:   Flavia & Lisa Weedn
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Flavia Weedn
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright Weedn Family Trust

Title:   "The Elephant That Ga-Lumphed"
Author:   Nanda Ward
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Robert Haynes
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Tajal, a young Indian elephant, likes to ga-lumph ... walk heavily instead of lightly ... and does it everywhere to the annoyance of all his family.

He goes wandering and ga-lumphs through forest and plain and other jungle disturbing others creatures who want him to learn a lesson. The lesson comes when he encounters ferocious tiger who chases him. The tiger is joined by a water buffalo and a monkey.

They are just about to catch him when he gets in the middle of an elephant race celebrating the maharajah's birthday. Tajal ends up working in the teak forest for the maharajah and is allowed to ga-lumph on special occasions only. He has learned his lesson and he is very happy with his life now that he knows there is a time to ga-lumph and a time not to ga-lumph.

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copyright1959 author & illustrator, 1964 publisher

Title:   "The Elephant Tree"
Author:   Harriet Luger
Illustrated:  
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Short novel (94 pages) about group of troubled youth who get lost in the desert and unwittingly attract their rescuers by hanging their wet clothing on an elephant tree to dry. Lots of angst. Writing is kid level and just average. The tree and title are the only reference to elephants ... no actual elephants in the story.

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copyright1978 Harriet Mandalay Luger

Title:   "The Elephant Who Couldn't Forget"
Author:   Faith McNulty
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Marc Simont
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Illustrated children's fable about a 4 year old elephant with a super memory which he uses improperly to hold a grudge against his brother for a prank the brother played. Grandmother teaches him that it is important to remember IMPORTANT things but he can forget the rest.

The moral lesson is obvious to adults but may escape children who have not reached abstract reasoning levels required to make the leap in understanding. This is an "I Can Read Book" by Weekly Reader Books so is aimed at early readers.

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copyright1980 author & illustrator

Title:   "The Elephant Who Couldn't Remember"
Author:   Paris Sandow & Taylor Brandon
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Paris Sandow & Taylor Brandon
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright 1994, 1996 Paris Sandow & Taylor Brandon

Title:   "The Elephant's Child"
Author:   Lisa Meltzer & Pat Stewart
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   uncertain
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
based on Rudyard Kipling tale
copyright1989 Checkerbaord Press div Macmillan

Title:   "The Elephant's Dilemma"
Author:   ???
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
Copyright 1946 James & Jonathan Co Kenosha

Title:   "The Elephants' Ears"
Author:   Catherine Chambers
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Caroline Mockford
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Children's fable of two baby elephants who grow up and leave home after a wise eagle finds the ideal place for each to live. On the advice of the eagle each young elephant followed an appointed bird to a land shaped like his or her ears.

As the author says in the last sentence of the story, "And that is how the Indian elephant with its neat ears and quiet ways, and the African elephant, with its grand ears and excitable ways, found their homelands".

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copyright2000 author & illustrator

Title:   "The Elephant's Wrestling Match"
Author:   Judy Sierra
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Brian Pinkney
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1992 author & illustrator

Title:   "The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery"
Author:   Graeme Base
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Graeme Base
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Activity
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1988 Doublebase Pty Ltd

Title:   "The Firework-Maker's Daughter"
Author:   Philip Pullman
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   S. Saelig Gallagher
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Marvelous tale involves Hamlet, the king's talking white elephant, who escapes with his personal servant to search for a missing friend, Lila, the firework-maker's daughter.

It is told with humorous twists in the style of an ancient legend. The illustrations by Gallagher are extraordinarily wonderful graphite drawings which have a photographic quality and a mythical look of their own.

Eminently readable by ages 10 through adult.
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copyright1995 Pullman, copyright1999 Gallagher

Title:   "The First Elephant Comes To Ireland"
Author:   Nathan Zimelman
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Quentin Blake
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   History
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1969 Nathan Zimelman

Title:   "The Great American Elephant Chase"
Author:   Gillian Cross
Illustrated:  
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
This charming novel, set around 1900, tells about a boy of 15 years who unintentionally escapes from a miserable existence and ends up in the company of a girl and an elephant being chased across America by a proper villain. I won't tell you how it ends.

The writing is excellent. It is readable by children age 12 up and adults who enjoy youth adventure stories.

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copyright1992 Gillian Cross

Title:   "The Great Big Elephant and the Very Small Elephant"
Author:   Barbara Seuling
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Barbara Seuling
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Three charming tales in one thin volume for reading to young children. Great Big and Very Small elephants are neighbors and friends. In the first story, Big has to go to Paris and perform in a circus while his cousin recovers from the mumps. Small feels deserted and tries all kinds of ruses to forestall Big's departure.

In the second tale, Small's aunt is coming to visit and he is beside himself with fear of failing to make her visit enjoyable. Big pitches in with the cleaning, cooking, and entertaining, and the visit is a great success.

In the third tale Big finds himself unable to successfully compete with Small in games requiring certain skills so he feels inadequate and depressed. But Small shows him that Big has the best skill of all; being a good and helpful friend.

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copyright1977 Barbara Seuling

Title:   "The Little Elephant Who Liked To Play"
Author:   Naomi Sellers
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Yoko Mitsuhashi
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Tells of a little elephant who preferred to play rather than do what his mother told him (as do some children) and so he gets into danger but all works out well enough at the end.

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copyright1985, 1974 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "The Little Elephant"
Author:   Arthur Gregor
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   photos by Ylla
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Photo Documentary
Level:   Juvenile
Photojournalistic documentary for children. B/W photos show activities of baby elephant learning the ropes with adults and humans. copyright1956 Harper & Bros

Title:   "The Playful Elephant"
Author:   Leah Gale
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Elsie darien
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Children's illustrated story about Alfie who goes off to the city to seek his fortune. His career included; waiting tables in a restaurant, bus driver, department store manager. He couldn't hold a job because he was too playful ... snatching people's hats off for fun.

He went on a a quiz show and won a new Cadillac and other prizes. He was a big success on many quiz shows because he remembered EVERYTHING. He was so busy being successful he forgot how to play.

He finally went home to mother and she helped him learn how to play again. Moral: play is good in the right place.

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copyright1970 James & Jonathan Inc

Title:   "The Rescue of Babar"
Author:   Laurent deBrunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1993 deBrunhoff

Title:   "The Riddle of the Stone Elephant"
Author:   Bruce Campbell
Illustrated:  
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1949 Bruce Campbell

Title:   "The Right Number of Elephants"
Author:   Jeff Sheppard
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Felicia Bond
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Beautifully illustrated zany book of number counting from 10 down to 1 employs elephants in all sorts of absurd activities. Delightful.

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copyright1990 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "The Runaway Elephant"
Author:   Ellen Tarry
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Oliver Harrington
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
One-day adventure story for young readers. Modoc, a circus elephant, runs away into woods. A boy helps to bring the elephant back to the circus and receives an undisclosed reward.
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copyright1950 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "The Saggy Baggy Elephant"
Author:   Western Pub Co
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Publisher staff?
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
A little elephant named Sooki, who does not know what kind of animal he is, becomes depressed and goes into hiding in shame about his saggy baggy skin and big ears which were ridiculed by a parrot and a tiger.

In an encounter with a lion he trumpets in terror and a herd of adult elephants comes to his rescue. He discovers his own nature and lives happily ever after, the moral being self acceptance and not so much emphasis on appearance.

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Title:   "The Saggy Baggy Elephant"
Author:   Cindy West
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Mateu
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Story about Little Golden Book Land animal characters who ride train on sightseeing trip. Tiny book in small suitcase.
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TM & copyright Golden Books Pub Co

Title:   "The Smallest Elephant in the World"
Author:   Alvin Tresselt
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Milton Glaser
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
An elephant the size of a house cat escapes the jungle to live int he city as a pet but the child who found him's mother would not let him stay so he went to live happily ever after in a circus with the world's smallest man.
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copyright1959 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "The Story of Babar"
Author:   Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile

The original 1933 story by Jean De Brunhoff tells how a little elephant named Babar runs away when a hunter kills his mother; ends up in a French town; meets "The Old Lady" who takes him in, teaches and clothes him and generally anthropmophizes him.   -- >
After two years his cousins Arthur and Celeste also run away and meet up with him. The process is repeated with them. Their mothers show up to scold them and take them home to elephant land. Babar decides to return as well.

Meanwhile, the elephant's king dies from poisoned mushrooms. When Babar returns he is chosen as the new king. He and Celeste marry and the story ends when they leave on their honeymoon in a balloon which story si told in "The Travels of Babar" 1934.

In this story the elephants are living naturally, on all fours and naked, except that baby Babar is swinging in a hammock and Cornelius wears spectacles. Everything changes once Babar returns.

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copyright1933 Random Hse

Title:   "The Story of Little Ajax"
Author:   Herbert Mayer
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Frances mayer
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
This 48 page children's story is about a young elephant named Ajax who receives birthday gifts including a violin, a horn, a drum, stilts, skates, and skis. The story concerns his attempts to use these items and how he learns to try and try again until he succeeds.

This volume was published by television station WXEL in Cleveland and is marked "Special Gift Edition dedicated to the young in heart of our television audience".

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copyright1949 Empire Coil Company, Inc.

Title:   "The Travels of Babar"
Author:   Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile

1934 edition by Jean (most Babar stories are by son Laurent), translated by Merle Haas, Harrison Smith and Robert Haas who are perhaps responsible for the English grammatical structure and choice of words which are well beyond the understanding of most children.

The story itself lacks the charm of later Babar stories. The elephants in the kingdom   -- >
are shown in their natural state, on all fours, except Arthur, Babar & Celeste who are clothed and walk upright as humans.

Babar and Celeste set out on a wedding trip, or honeymoon, in a balloon which falls on a small island populated by cannibals who try to kill and eat the couple. They escape by riding on the back of a friendly but forgetful whale who leaves them stranded on a tiny desert island from which they are rescued by a passing ship and subsequently imprisoned then sold to a circus from which they escape and eventually return home to discover war and desolation which Babar the King manages to overturn and restore order and hope for the future.

The text in this paper cover edition is handwritten, small, and difficult to read.

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copyright1934 Random Hse

Title:   "The Tusk Fairy"
Author:   Nicola Smee
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Nicola Smee
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994 author

Title:   "The Way Home"
Author:   Judith Benet Richardson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Salley Mavor; fabric relief
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1991 Richardson

Title:   "There's An Elephant in the Bathtub"
Author:   Roger Bradfield
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Roger Bradfield
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1964 Whitman Publishing Co

Title:   "Thunder Cave"
Author:   Roland Smith
Illustrated:  
Illustrator:   Mike WImmer, Cover Image copyright1995
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Adventure
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1995 Roland Smith

Title:   "Time For Bed Elephant Small"
Author:   Sally Grindley
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Andy Ellis
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Toddler
For ages 1 to 3 years. copyright1999 author & illustrator

Title:   "Tinka Elephant's Nose"
Author:   Sue Camm
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Sue Camm
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1987 Brimax Books Ltd, Newmarket England

Title:   "Tippu"
Author:   David Day
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Abigail Pizer
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright 1993 Author & Illustrator

Title:   "Toytime"
Author:   Peter Haddock Ltd
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Peter Haddock Ltd
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
A teddy bear gets all the toys to play outdoors together. Stuffed elephant swings and other toys do other things. The cover is die-cut latex in the shape of an elephant.

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copyright Peter Haddock Ltd

Title:   "Travelers By Night"
Author:   Vivien Alcock
Illustrated:  
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Adventure
Level:   Juvenile
Junior Literary Guild Selection.
Two youngsters run away with an elephant to protect her from being turned into dog food when a circus goes broke. Nicely written and plotted. Ideal for young readers.

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copyright1983 Vivien Alcock

Title:   "Tum Tum The Jolly Elephant"
Author:   Richard Barnum
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Harriet h Tooker
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
This book, written for children and published in 1915, has a certain charm about it perhaps because of the early 20th century language style. It tells of an elephant named Tum Tum from his early life in the wild, capture, training, working in teak forests, then joining a circus where he was a star.

The chapters chronicle his various adventures and a smattering of real facts about elephants and other animals are scattered here and there.

Rather delightful reading for ages 8 and up or can be read to younger children. Book is long out of print but may be found through searches.

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copyright1915 Barse & Hopkins

Title:   "Tusk And Stone"
Author:   Malcom Bosse
Illustrated:  
Illustrator:   n/a
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Dust Jacket:
" 'You're a soldier, bought and paid for.' So his captors tell Arjun, a boy approaching manhood and a member of the priestly ans scholarly Brahmin class. The caravan taking him to begin his formal studies was attacked, his uncle killed, and his beloved sister   -- >
kidnapped. Arjun is spared, only to be drugged by a nefarious old man, shorn of his identifying topknot, and put in shackles, the mark of a foot soldier and slave. Desperate to find his sister but resigned to the inevitable, Arjun accepts his new life and trains to be a mahout, an elephant driver in the army. His valor make shim famous, and his quest to find his sister is spread throughout the land in ballads written about his exploits. But fame is perilous: Arjun is struck down once again, and he must try to make the best of what fate has dealt him. How a young man alone in the world makes his way through hardship and adventure is the subject of this compelling novel which offers an extraordinary detailed evocation of the religious and cultural milieu of seventh century India."
copyright1995 Mark Elliot Bosse

Title:   "Uncle Elephant"
Author:   Arnold Lobel
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Author
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
An I Can Read Book® Grades 1-3, Level 2 copyright1981 author

Title:   "Walt Disney's Dumbo"
Author:   Rita Balducci, adapted by
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Phil Ortiz & Diana Wakeman
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1992 Walt Disney Co

Title:   "We'll Ride Elephants Through Brooklyn"
Author:   Susan L. Roth
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Susan L. Roth
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Story
Level:   Juvenile
A brief series of illustrated statements of hope about what a family will do when Grandpa recovers his health. It ends with the words, "and we did." which must mean Grandpa recovered.

The dust jacket back flap shows a photo, uncaptioned, taken by Alex Roth, of a child, an old man, and a woman, with a large plastic elephant, large enough for the child to ride.

The book does not explain itself any further than that yet it is somehow quite touching. The original illustrations apparently were done with paper collage technique.

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copyright1989 Susan L. Roth

Title:   "When An Elephant Goes Shopping"
Author:   Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Roz Schanzer
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1988 Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.

Title:   "When The Elephant Walks"
Author:   Keiko Kasza
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   ???
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Fable
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1990 Keiko Kasza

Title:   "Where, Oh, Where's My Undewrwear?"
Author:   Barney Saltzberg
Illustrated:   Pop-ups
Illustrator:   Barney Saltzberg
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Synopsis or review not ready
copyright1994 Barney Saltzberg

Title:   "Whispers, The Story of A Baby Elephant"
Author:   Dereck & Beverly Joubert
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   no photo credits
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Conservation
Level:   Juvenile
Based on the motion picture "Whispers"

Back Cover: "Whispers the elephant is still a baby when poachers bring down his entire family. His only hope for survival is if he can find another family that will adopt him. Luckily, Whispers meets up with one, but its leader, Half Tusk, won't let him join her herd. Only Groove, Half Tusk's sister, will help him. Together, they face each danger, and form a bond that can only be broken by death. The poignant and heartwarming tale follows Whispers as he discovers his own voice in an often terrifying -- but ultimately beautiful -- world."

NOTE: shows photos of dead elephants.
copyright1998 Dereck & Beverly Joubert, Text

Title:   "Why Do Elephats Wear Purple Suspenders?"
Author:   Judy Ziegler
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Judy Ziegler
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Humor
Level:   Juvenile
Subtitle: "My First Jokes And Riddles" is a collection of silly riddles about animals.
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copyright1992 RGA Publishing Group, Inc.

Title:   "Wild Baby Animals - Elephant"
Author:   Jinny Johnson
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Ch'en-Ling
Basis:   Non-Fiction
Category:   Nature
Level:   Juvenile
Lovely little book shows the behaviors and needs of a baby elephant with combined photos and illustrations and brief text panels.
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copyright1999 Marshall Editions Developments Ltd

Title:   "Zelda's Secret"
Author:   Pascal Lemaitre
Illustrated:   Yes
Illustrator:   Pascal Lemaitre
Basis:   Fiction
Category:   Teaching
Level:   Juvenile
Nicely illustrated lesson tale about secrets in which the elephant Zelda shares her secret dream to be a ballerina with her best friend who tells just one more animal who tells two more and soon the entire jungle knows and is laughing at Zelda.

The wise old owl casts a brief tongue-tying spell on the animals and persuades Zelda to practice her dancing resulting in great success.

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copyright1994 Rainbow Grafics Intl


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