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.



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January 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Elephant Run
Author(s): Roland Smith
ISBN: 1-60686-515-3 / 978-1-60686-515-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Elephant Run
Author(s): Roland Smith
ISBN: 1-4231-0402-1 / 978-1-4231-0402-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
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June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Elephant Run
Author(s): Roland Smith
ISBN: 1-4231-0401-3 / 978-1-4231-0401-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Elephant Run
Author(s): Roland Smith
ISBN: 0-545-10566-8 / 978-0-545-10566-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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