Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8Y5.064434
In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick's mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family's teak plantation.
But as soon as Nick arrives, trouble erupts in this remote Burmese elephant village. Japanese soldiers invade, and Nick's father is taken prisoner. Nick is stranded on the plantation, forced to work as a servant to the new rulers. As life in the village grows more dangerous for Nick and his young friend, Mya, they plan their daring escape. Setting off on elephant back, they will risk their lives to save Nick's father and Mya's brother from a Japanese POW camp.
In this thrilling journey through the jungles of Burma, Roland Smith explores the far-reaching effects of World War II, while introducing readers to the fascinating world of wild timber elephants and their mahouts.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on September 25, 2007 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1423104021
ISBN-13: 9781423104025
4 Book Reviews
  • Dance.comalmost 3 years
    This is a great even amazing book. I read it in guided reading at school!
    • okppvmax
      okppvmaxover 4 years
      I love elephants
      • robby
        robbyover 8 years
        This is a really good book. I read it for a book club at school.
        • cleach20
          cleach20almost 9 years
          Tate also recommended this book in library. He said it was really good.... I wonder if he is telling the truth.