An Elephant in the Garden
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This elephant in our garden was going to change my life forever, change all our lives. “Readers… can’t help but be drawn into the tale of survival told in An Elephant in the Garden, which is loosely based on a real event from World War II.”
The bombing of Dresden looms ahead and Lizzie’s mother, a zookeeper, persuades the zoo director to allow Marlene, a young elephant that has bonded with Lizzie and her younger brother, Karl, to be kept safe in their garden. Their home is destroyed when bombs are dropped, so the family and Marlene have no choice but to flee with thousands of others in the dead of winter. Though how can they walk the same route and keep themselves safe from approaching Russian soldiers… with an elephant in tow?