Jennifer O'Connell - Elephants Remember: A True Story - at Conn Ave

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 10:30am

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A look at the friendship between conservationist Lawrence Anthony and the elephant herd he rescues. When the elephants need to be relocated, Anthony knows that if he does not take the herd to Thula Thula, his animal reserve in Zululand, South Africa, the animals risk being killed by poachers. Slowly, he gains the elephants’ trust, which develops into a lasting bond; even after Lawrence tries to distance himself from the elephants, granting them their independence, the elephants never forget him. This informational picture book drawn with effective acrylic illustrations is supplemented with backmatter that includes information about elephants, Lawrence Anthony, and Thula Thula, an author's note and a list of additional resources. 

Jennifer O’Connell grew up in Connecticut and received her BFA degree in illustration from Philadelphia College of Art (now known as The University of the Arts). She is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Ten Timid Ghosts, which has sold over a million copies. Her picture book The Eye of the Whale — like Elephants Remember, a true story of the sentient animals with whom we share this planet—received the 2014 Green Earth Book Award, a Moonbeam Gold Award, and was on RIF’s STEAM Multicultural Booklist. Jennifer is a two-time recipient of the Christopher Award for her book illustrations and is known for her engaging and interactive school presentations, workshops, and virtual programs.

Ages 7-10


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
In-House School Event
Child & Teen
Elephants Remember: A True Story By Jennifer O'Connell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780884489283
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - November 15th, 2022