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The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

Nizrana Farook

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Nosy Crow Ltd
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Publication date: 2 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781788006347

Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen's jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang? With cover illustration by David Dean.

4 stars out of 5
Emily Bearn
27 Jan 2020

"a deceptively dense adventure that will appeal to readers well into their teens"

Farook does not beat around the bush. "Chaya looked at the bronze spear pointing at her neck," reads the novel's first sentence – and in the ensuing 48 chapters, the pace rarely slackens. But she allows every character time to unravel, resulting in a deceptively dense adventure that will appeal to readers well into their teens.

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