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Elephant secret / Eric Walters.

Walters, Eric, 1957- author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781328796172
  • ISBN: 1328796175
  • Physical Description: 345 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Thirteen-year-old Sam and her father scrape by caring for rescued elephants until an offer comes through that may not only save the sanctuary, it may also restore an extinct species. Includes facts about woolly mammoths and cloning.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1
    Thirteen-year-old Samantha and her father operate an elephant sanctuary in North America that is home to 11 Asian elephants, most rescued from private owners or circuses. A female, Daisy Mae, is pregnant by artificial insemination, financed by a secret partner, and excitement about the impending birth grows. With a month to go, something goes wrong and Doc Morgan can't get Daisy Mae to stand. Incredibly, two large-animal vets arrive with a medical trailer to help. But where did they come from, and who sent them? To save the calf, they must sacrifice the mother's life and perform an emergency C-section. Sam calls the baby Woolly, a name that is more appropriate than any realize. Walters interweaves his beautiful family story with a thorough description of elephant behavior—their intellect, compassion, and loyalty—and factual scientific possibilities of cloning an extinct species. To assure the book's accuracy, he spent time with an elephant herd and conducted detailed research. A must-read for anyone with an interest in elephants and their welfare. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Eric Walters has written one hundred children’s books, which have won more than 125 awards. He was named to the Order of Canada in 2014 for his contribution to literature for children and young adults. Walters also runs the Creation of Hope, a charity in Kenya. He lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, with his family. Visit him at

Subject: Elephants > Juvenile fiction.
Elephants > Fiction.
Animal sanctuaries > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Woolly mammoth > Fiction.
Mammoths > Fiction.
Orphaned animals > Fiction.
Cloning > Fiction.
Elephants > Fiction.
Cloning > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships. > Fiction.
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