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The Elephant in the Room
Contributor(s): Sloan, Holly Goldberg (Author)

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ISBN: 0735229953     ISBN-13: 9780735229952
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2022
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Zoos
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Parents
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2020049193
Age Level: 10-14
Grade Level: 5-9
Lexile Measure: 790
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 5.3" W x 7.8" L (0.50 lbs) 272 pages
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Publisher Description:
Sloan captures the importance of compassion and bravery when facing life's challenges" (Kirkus) in this touching novel by the critically acclaimed author of Counting by 7s.

It's been almost a year since Sila's mother traveled halfway around the world to Turkey, hoping to secure the immigration paperwork that would allow her to return to her family in the United States.

The long separation is almost impossible for Sila to withstand. But things change when Sila accompanies her father (who is a mechanic) outside their Oregon town to fix a truck. There, behind an enormous stone wall, she meets a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with an unusual boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places.

A moving story of family separation and the importance of the connection between animals and humans, this novel has the enormous heart and uplifting humor that readers have come to expect from the beloved author of Counting by 7s.

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