When Anju Loved Being an Elephant

When Anju Loved Being an Elephant

Wendy Henrichs (author), John Butler (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410308498

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Growing up on the Indonesian island of Sumatra with its cooling lakes and refreshing mud holes, Anju loved being an elephant. Loving cared for and proetected by her mother and herd family, there was nowhere else Anju would rather be. That all changed when she was stolen and sold to an American circus. Anju spends decades traveling across the country, entertaining crowds. After the circus, she's then moved to a small zoo for 23 years, their lone elephant. Anju no longer loved being an elephant. She was old and tired. Will Anju ever love being an elephant again?

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Animals, Birds & Insects People & Places Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Language Arts
English (US)
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