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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The Day of the Elephant
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'A heartwarming story celebrating the extraordinary sixth sense of animals and one brave elephant who saved a group of children during the tsunami disaster in southern Thailand [...] The story is centred on one special elephant, Mae Jabu, who is coming to visit a small village to entertain the children who live there. The village children are particularly excited about Mae Jabu's visit as they love elephants and are hoping that she will dance for them. As Mae Jabu approaches the village she appears restless and bellows loudly. Her Keeper is concerned by her unusual behaviour, and as Mae Jabu is led to a grassy clearing the children become aware that something very odd is occurring down on the shoreline. Mae Jabu gently lifts some of the smallest children on to her back and then heads for the safety of the higher ground, with the keeper and the older children running anxiously beside her. The gigantic wave rolls in but the children have been saved by Mae Jabu, whose "sixth sense" anticipated the disaster.' (Source: Frane Lessac's website.)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2005 .
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      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0207200556, 0207200599 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Lucinda Dodds , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 20 no. 5 2005; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Day of the Elephant Barbara Ker Wilson , 2005 single work picture book
Untitled Erin O'Brien , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , November vol. 85 no. 5 2005; (p. 34)

— Review of The Day of the Elephant Barbara Ker Wilson , 2005 single work picture book
Untitled Erin O'Brien , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , November vol. 85 no. 5 2005; (p. 34)

— Review of The Day of the Elephant Barbara Ker Wilson , 2005 single work picture book
Untitled Lucinda Dodds , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 20 no. 5 2005; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Day of the Elephant Barbara Ker Wilson , 2005 single work picture book
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