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The White Elephant

Title

The White Elephant

Authors

Sid Fleischman

Illustrator

Robert McGuire

Publisher

Green Willow Books

Pages

95 pages

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780061131370

Genre

fantasy

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; discrimination

Annotation

Run-Run the elephant boy is given a sacred white elephant as a punishment. The elephant is not allowed to work but Run-Run must figure out a way to feed it, himself and his old elephant Walking Mountain. Can Run-Run find a way to make the white elephant disappear?

Grade Level

3-5

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

elephant

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008 Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, Supplement, 2007 New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2006

Keywords

white elephant; trainer; prince; punishment; curse

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

The White Elephant

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