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The shadow elephant

Author: Nadine Robert; Valerio Vidali; Sarah Klinger
Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : English : First English-language editionView all editions and formats
A gloomy elephant that wants to be left alone in the shadows ignores other animals' efforts to cheer him, until a mouse asks to rest near him and shares her story of loss.

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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nadine Robert; Valerio Vidali; Sarah Klinger
ISBN: 9781592703128 1592703127
OCLC Number: 1141963505
Notes: Originally published in French: Varennes, Quebec, Canada : Comme des géants, 2019 under the title L'éléphant de l'ombre.
Target Audience: Ages 4-10.; Grades 2-3.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 30 cm
Other Titles: Éléphant de l'ombre.
Responsibility: Nadine Robert & Valerio Vidali ; translated from French by Sarah Klinger.


A gentle story about sadness showing that sometimes all you need to feel better is the openness of someone who accepts you as you are.  Read more...


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It is a human impulse, this urge to shoo the sadness away. It is also dehumanizing, for only when we let the blues rush in with their full intensity do we become fully alive and awake to the dazzling Read more...

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