What Elephants Know

What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein (Disney-Hyperion, 2016).In the Nepalese Borderlands, twelve-year-old orphan Nandu realizes his destiny as a “mahout” (elephant driver). Through a vivid jungle setting and Nandu’s first-person narration, this story reveals the rich diversity of the natural world and the connection between humans and animals. (Grades 4-7)

Award Status: Winner, 2017

Award Category: Middle Grade Readers

Author: Eric Dinerstein

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