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The elephant's tale

The elephant's tale

St. John, Lauren, 1966-; Dean, David

It's the first day of the December school holidays & Martine has lots of fun planned for the next few weeks, not least spending time with Jemmy, her white giraffe, & her friend, Ben. But her plans for a peaceful holiday are soon shattered when a sinister man informs Martine & her grandmother that Sawubona is about to be repossessed

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Adventure stories. Fiction 9+. Adventure.
Published London: Orion Children's, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Lauren St. John ; illustrated by David Dean
ISBN: 1842557858, 9781842557853
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 2009.
Physical Description: 235 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Human-animal relationships Juvenile fiction.; Game reserves South Africa Juvenile fiction.; Martine (Fictitious character : St. John) Juvenile fiction.; Elephants Juvenile fiction.; Namibia Juvenile fiction.; Ben (Fictitious character : St. John) Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.1
Interest Level: MY
Points: 8
Quiz Number: 220327

Author note

Lauren St John is the author of several books on sports and music, as well as the award-winning children's series THE WHITE GIRAFFE and the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning LAURA MARLIN series. She has also written an adult novel, THE OBITUARY WRITER, published in 2013.

Visit Lauren's website at, like her Facebook page at and follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn