Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Girl who Stole an Elephant Book Recommendation & Book Birthday!

Welcome to #iLoveMG where I share middle grade books that my fifth graders recommend. (Please note that my fifth graders read a wide variety of books across a wide variety of genres, levels, and topics. Do not think that these books are "only" for fifth graders.) Or check out #3rdfor3rd for recommendations from when I taught third grade.

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

Recommended by Dhyana

The Girl who Stole an Elephant by Nirzana Farook set in rural Sri Lanka, tells the story of Chaya, a nobleman’s witty rebellious daughter, who steals to help the poor. But when she attempts to steal the Queen’s Jewels to help a family in need, she botches up the getaway, and her friend gets thrown in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Chaya plans a jailbreak, she escapes with her friends into the humid, treacherous jungle…riding on the back of the king’s treasured elephant! The King’s anger grows, and rebellion stirs. This beautifully woven tale, about friendship, courage, and telling heroes from villains will captivate readers. With thieves, bandits, revolution, and royalty, this book has something for everyone!

The Girl who Stole an Elephant publishes today! (I received an advanced copy from the publisher, which I shared with Dhyana, but all thoughts are her own.)

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