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The Elephant

The Elephant

'An elephant?' Arthur gasped. 'In your house? But...is it real?' Olive leaned a little closer and lowered her voice. 'Well, that's the thing...' Olive's father has a sadness so big that she imagines it as a large grey elephant following him around. With the help of her cheery gra... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780702259616
Barcode 9780702259616
Published 3 July 2017 by University of Queensland Press
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Carnavas, Peter
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ISBN-13 9780702259616
ISBN-10 0702259616
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Imprint University of Queensland Press
Publication Date 3 July 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Carnavas, Peter
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
Number of Pages 180
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 226g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 750188

Description of this Book

'An elephant?' Arthur gasped. 'In your house? But...is it real?' Olive leaned a little closer and lowered her voice. 'Well, that's the thing...' Olive's father has a sadness so big that she imagines it as a large grey elephant following him around. With the help of her cheery grandfather and her best friend, Arthur, Olive sets out to chase away her father's elephant. Beautifully written, this novel from acclaimed author and illustrator Peter Carnavas will stay with you long after you finish.

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Author's Bio

Peter Carnavas grew up in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. He became a primary school teacher and it was during this time that he began to immerse himself in picture books. His first book, Jessica's Box, was shortlisted for the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Award and the 2009 CBCA Crichton Award for Emerging Illustrators. He has since written and illustrated many picture books, which have been translated into German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. Peter lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife, two daughters and a scruffy dog that occasionally escapes. www.petercarnavas.com

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