What Elephants Know

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Product Number: Z12415
Released: Jul 15, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501926372
Narrator/s: Kirby Heyborne
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Abandoned in the jungle of the Nepalese Borderlands, two-year-old Nandu is found living under the protective watch of a pack of wild dogs. From his mysterious beginnings, fate delivers him to the King's elephant stable, where he is raised by unlikely parents-the wise head of the stable, Subba-sahib, and Devi Kali, a fierce and affectionate female elephant. When the king's government threatens to close the stable, Nandu, now twelve, searches for a way to save his family and community. A risky plan could be the answer. But to succeed, they'll need a great tusker. The future is in Nandu's hands as he sets out to find a bull elephant and bring him back to the Borderlands. In simple poetic prose, author Eric Dinerstein brings to life Nepal's breathtaking jungle wildlife and rural culture, as seen through the eyes of a young outcast, struggling to find his place in the world.

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Author(s): Eric Dinerstein

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What Elephants Know
Product Number: BX00050447
Product Number:C04441
Product Number:Z12415

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Author(s): Eric Dinerstein
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number C04441
Released: Jul 25, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501926365
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Eric Dinerstein
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number 3M0957
Released: May 17, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501933912
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Eric Dinerstein
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number 3E0926
Released: May 17, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501933929
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Eric Dinerstein
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number 3G0884
Released: May 17, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501933936
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Eric Dinerstein
Product Number 4T1053
Released: May 17, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501933905
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Eric Dinerstein
Product Number 161076
Released: May 17, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Disney Press
ISBN: #9781484728543

Professional reviews

"Narrator Kirby Heyborne immerses himself in the character of Nandu, an 11-year-old boy who is abandoned in the Nepalese jungle, cared for by dogs, and then rescued by Subba-sahib, the head of the elephant stable, and the elephant Devi Kali. In this first-person story, Nandu has much to tell about his world--including details of elephant care, the flora and fauna of the jungle, the discrimination he faces at boarding school, and his determination to repurpose the stable for the benefit of the Nepalese elephant population. Heyborne's earnest voice and brisk pace deposit listeners into the midst of each episode. He exudes Nandu's respect for Subba-sahib and the elephants. When needed, he punches out Nandu's thoughts--be it indignation at schoolyard bullies, warning cries to a tigress, or enthusiasm over mutual interests with his teacher. Dinerstein and Heyborne leave listeners ready to listen again. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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