"I cannot trumpet this book loudly enough. Scary, funny, romantic, heartwarming; an elephant book you won't forget." (Michael Morpurgo).
When a baby elephant is abandoned on the African savannah, a young boy named Bat takes her back to his village and cares for her.
But Bat's grandmother explains that Meya cannot stay with them for ever - the call of the wild will always be sounding in her soul.
Then frightening rumours arrive at the village; rumours of kidnapping, suffering and war.
Bat and his friend Muka are snatched, and catapulted into a new life of unimaginable terror.
Will the bond between Bat and Meya strong enough to save them?
This is a thrilling, heartbreaking and beautiful novel from an exciting new voice in children's books, Rachel Campbell-Johnston.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, Black & white section & chapter head illustrations
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 03/04/2014
- Category: Animal stories
- ISBN: 9780552571142