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The White Elephant

Title

The White Elephant

Authors

Sid Fleischman

Illustrator

Robert McGuire

Publisher

Green Willow Books

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780061131370

Pages

95 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; discrimination

Main Character

boy

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

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