Stories Aloud
Publication date: 02 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781788006347
Size: 129 x 198 mm
Length: 256 pages

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant


A brilliant adventure set in a fictional Sri Lanka, this book will trasnport you to a world of action, deception, bravery and rebellion!

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?

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With cover illustration by David Dean.

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The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is as rich, dazzling and alluring as a pouchful of royal jewels, and as triumphant as a trumpeting elephant!”

– Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

“Chaya, schoolgirl by day, thief by night, will steal your heart in this incredibly assured debut that’s packed with adventure, friendship, and loyalty.”

– Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocketful of Stars

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is adventuring at its best; a mystery, a jewel thief, and escape into the jungle with an elephant at your side.”

– Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk

“A thrilling, page turning adventure.”

– Julie Pike, author of The Last Spell Breather

“A thrilling adventure through the Sri Lankan jungle where revolution is stirring… a major debut.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, One to Watch

“A wonderfully written book from which you can feel the warmth of the Serendib landscape and the riches of the jungle radiating from the pages.”

“This is a glorious story about a jewel thief escaping into the jungle: a rebel, a royal revolution, a bandit and maybe even a hero. What more can you want from a narrative?”

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