Short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, this beautiful picture book tells a gripping and poignant story about courage and compassion for animals One day while playing hunters in the hot dry African bush, Jamina finds a baby elephant whimpering besides its dead mother. As Jamina bravely helps the little orphaned elephant return to its herd, she goes on a journey of self discovery and realizes that she will never be a real hunter.
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Illus. in full color. Jasmina plays at being a hunter in the African bush, pretending to shoot the mighty elephant. But during her games Jasmina discovers a crying little elephant on his dead mother's side, and realizes the horrors of hunting. Jasmina takes the frightened elephant into her care and brings it to safety. "The simple text highlights the universality of the experience while breathtaking, realistic, full-color illustrations accent the panorama of the countryside and some of its ecological niches."--"School Library Journal.About the Author:
Paul Geraghty's other titles include Help Me!, The Hoppameleon, Rotten and Rascal, and Solo.
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Book Description Red Fox, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0099666316