A Circle of Elephants

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Children , Reviews , Young Adult

A Circle of Elephants

Title: A Circle of Elephants
By: Eric Dinerstein
Published: 2019
Call #: J Diner.E

This is a well written, heartfelt story of a thirteen year old Elephant boy in 1975 Nepal who works with his “elephant brother, Hira Prashad,” to keep animals and humans safe in the Boarderlands area.  A Circle of Elephants is a sequel and throughout the text refers to the protagonists’ earlier experiences, captured in What Elephants Know (2016), a 2017 ALA Notable Children’s Book and winner of the 2017 South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Eric Dinerstein’s story will change you, giving you a sense of how Elephants and humans communicate and can thrive together.

Though written at a middle grade level, this story mentions child trafficking and deals extensively with animal poaching.

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