The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
This exciting debut, set on the lush island of ancient Sri Lanka, introduces us to a kick-ass heroine in Chaya, a young girl who robs the rich to help the poor in local villages.
Longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2021
Longlisted for The Jhalak Children's & YA Prize 2021
Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen's jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang? With cover illustration by David Dean.
Set in Sri Lanka, this debut novel follows Chaya, who has a habit of stealing to help those in need, but taking the queen's jewels and the royal elephant means that she's now a target and needs to escape into the jungle. The vivid setting and fast-paced plot will have you captivated until the final page." - The Scotsman Related discussion notes and activity sheets available on the Nosy Crow website.
Author: Nizrana Farook
Number Of Pages: 272
Release Date: 02-01-2020
Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches