Elephant Secret

  • Title: Elephant Secret
  • Author: Eric Walters
  • ISBN: 9781328796172
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Elephant Secret We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story featuring the evergreen appeal of human animal friendships and set in an elephant sanctuary about a thirteen year old girl a cast of elephants
    We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story featuring the evergreen appeal of human animal friendships and set in an elephant sanctuary, about a thirteen year old girl, a cast of elephants, and a surprising new arrival a woolly mammoth.Sam was born and raised in an elephant sanctuary When a beloved elephant dies giving birth, Sam develops a connection with babWe Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story featuring the evergreen appeal of human animal friendships and set in an elephant sanctuary, about a thirteen year old girl, a cast of elephants, and a surprising new arrival a woolly mammoth.Sam was born and raised in an elephant sanctuary When a beloved elephant dies giving birth, Sam develops a connection with baby Woolly who isn t actually an elephant but was cloned from woolly mammoth DNA And the billionaire genius behind the cloning experiment will stop at nothing to protect his investment Smart, determined, and loving, Sam stands up to this powerful adversary to protect the sanctuary and her herd In the best tradition of child animal friendship stories, Elephant Secret explores the strong and complex bond between Sam and her elephants while offering a fascinating, authentic glimpse into elephant and human behavior.

    • Elephant Secret : Eric Walters
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      Published :2019-06-14T03:18:37+00:00

    About Eric Walters


    1. Eric was born in Toronto in 1957, which makes him real old But, as Eric says, Just because I have to grow old doesn t mean that I have to grow up In his many roles as parent, teacher, social worker, youth sports coach and writer he is in constant contact with children and young adults He draws from these experiences and feels that this helps him to capture the realistic interaction between young people the conflicts, tensions, stresses and interests that make up their lives.Eric began his writing as a teacher He taught in classes from kindergarten up and his stories often reflect the curriculum that he was teaching He always read stories picture books and novels to his students and this helped him to understand what children liked, responded to, and were inspired by He enjoys the enthusiasm of his students and often looks at them to provide him with the inspiration to pursue a particular topic in both the classroom and in his writing.Eric tries to write every day When he has a story idea he starts with research This could involve reading books, watching a documentary, or trying to experience the things that his characters are going to go through This could include rock climbing or riding white water for STARS , spending time in a wheelchair Rebound , playing and walking with tigers Tiger By The Tail , hanging around a tough biker bar Diamonds in the Rough , standing out in his backyard in a blizzard wearing a T shirt and shorts Trapped In Ice , or traveling to Africa Alexandria of Africa The most important thing anybody ever told me about writing was to write what you know and the only way to get to know things is to do your homework and research before you write, Eric stated.Once the writing begins the story is always playing around in his head He takes any opportunity, even if it s just a few minutes between presentations, to put things down, either with pen and paper or on his laptop.Prior to entering teaching and writing Eric was a social worker B.S.W M.S.W B.A.Hons specialized major psychology He worked in a variety of settings including child welfare, private practice, a mental health centre, and, for twenty years on a part time basis as a Crisis Social Worker in an emergency department He stopped teaching 4 years ago and left the ER only last year.The majority of Eric s time is spent in the company of his wife, children and dogs Lola a big standard poodle and a little white dog named Winnie The Poodle.


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    1. I absolutely loved this. I love a good middle grade novel and this is exactly that. I didn't think I cared much for elephants, but the author got to my animal lover's heart! The cover is so sweet too!My cousin is a bookworm and I can't wait to send her this one. *Disclosure: I work for HMH, but I do not review HMH titles unless I feel extremely strongly about them as a reader. They have to be something special if I'm going to review them. This is one of those very special ones.

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    2. Family comes in all sizes and shapes and for 13 year old Samantha Gray, that family consists of her father and all of the elephants that she helps care for on their private elephant sanctuary. Even though her classmates sometimes refer to her as “elephant girl”, the money is tight and the work is hard, Sam wouldn’t trade the life that she and her dad have for anything. To help cover the cost of caring for the animals, Sam’s father agrees to take on a mysterious billionaire investor who h [...]

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    3. This book here may possibly be the best book of 2018 for middle grade readers and it’s only February but I’m putting money on it now. Set to hit the shelves in August. ❤️

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