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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (797 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Fiona Clarke Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's 1944. Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. Her mother works at Dresden zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her....and then the bombs start to fall.

Their home destroyed, Elizabeth and her family must flee the bombed-out city and through the wintery landscape, all the while avoiding the Russian troops who are drawing ever closer. It would be hard enough, without an elephant in tow....

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mari Anne | 2/17/2014

    " I absolutely LOVED this MG novel about a German family during WW2 and the elephant that their zookeeper mother brings into the family. This book is well done, with great characters, plot and setting. A wonderfully uplifting story that is very accessible to its target audience. It is informative and educational while also being entertaining. Delightful and highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stacey | 2/11/2014

    " A great book for kids to read (and adults!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kari | 2/7/2014

    " Inspired by a true story. My favorite phrase. Truth guides story but fiction allowed all sorts of liberties. I shy away from WWII stories - but an Elephant in Dresden called to me. How could it all tie in? It did. Perfectly for young and adult readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jane | 2/3/2014

    " I enjoyed this story but didn't like it as much as the other Morpurgo stories I have read. Some parts were repetitive while others were slow and needed more detail. I like the fact that some of it was based on facts. "

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