The great American elephant chase

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Children"s fiction, Elep
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In 1881 fifteen-year-old Tad helps a girl in her attempt to get a mighty Indian elephant to friends in Nebraska, while pursued by two unscrupulous villains who wish to take the elephant from her.

StatementGillian Cross
The Physical Object
Pagination193 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24951941M
ISBN 100823410161
ISBN 139780823410163
LC Control Number92054492
OCLC/WorldCa229204933

The Great American Elephant Chase This charming novel, set aroundtells about a boy of 15 years who unintentioanlly escapes from a miserable existence and ends up in the company of a girl and an elephant being chased across America by a proper villan.5/5(1).

Because of the elephant, they get involved in a chase across America, by train, by flatboat, and steam boat. This book is the winner of the Whitbread Children's Novel Award and the Smarties Prize. Get A Copy/5. The Great American Elephant Chase. A lucky blunder frees orphaned Tad from his dreary routine in a grim mining town and allows him to begin a new life on the road, caring for the elephant Khush.

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Books and Authors Top Teaching Blog Teacher's Tool Kit Student Activities The Great American Elephant Chase. By Gillian Cross. Grades. Fifteen-year-old Tad can't seem to do anything right.

He finds himself cleaning and working with an elephant by accident, and he helps a girl try to save the animal from villains who want it for themselves.

An author of splendidly complex, challenging thrillers (Wolf,Carnegie Medal) sets a picaresque adventure in 19th- century America. Orphaned Tad, 15, drudge at his aunt's boardinghouse, quickly accepts Michael Keenan's offer of work caring for his elephant, Khush; Keenan travels about selling a cure-all falsely advertised with a trick involving Khush and.

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Fifteen-year-old Tad is mistreated and exploited by everyone, including the creepy Hannibal Jackson, a man with a nose for money. When Mr Kennan’s show brings Khush the elephant to town, Tad bunks off to see him.

The Great American Elephant Chase This charming novel, set aroundtells about a boy of 15 years who unintentioanlly escapes from a miserable existence and ends up in the company of a girl and an elephant being chased across America by a proper villan.5/5.

Author: Gillian Cross Published: First published by Oxford University Press Oxford Children's Modern Classics edition ISBN Published in Puffin Books The Great Elephant Chase. ISBN Published by Holiday House in the USA as THE GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT. : Great American Elephant Chase () by Cross, Gillian and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5().

A wonderful and engaging adventure involving a girl, her elephant, an orphan boy and the man who wants to take the elephant from them. Crossing miles of 19th century America, this is a grand chase well described.

Category: Juvenile Fiction The Great American Elephant Chase. A wonderful and engaging adventure involving a girl, her elephant, an orphan boy and the man who wants to take the elephant from them. Crossing miles of 19th century America, this is a grand chase well described.

This is Gillian Cross at her best. A wonderful and engaging adventure involving a girl, her elephant, an orphan boy and the man who wants to take the elephant from them. Crossing miles of 19th century America, this is a grand chase well described.

The book won Whitbread and Smarties awards.5/5(6). When the elephant came to town, Tad and Cissie went to the show like everyone else. Little did they know it would change their lives for ever. Because of the elephant, Tad and Cissie get involved in a chase across America, by train, by flatboat, and steam boat.

Close behind is HannibalJackson, who is determined to have the elephant for himself. The Great Elephant Chase eBook: Cross, Gillian: : Kindle Store.

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Kindle Store Go Search Hello Select your 5/5(6). Gillian Cross (born ) is a British author of children's won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf and the Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Great Elephant also wrote The Demon Headmaster book series, which was later turned into a television series by the BBC in January ; a sequel series was produced in   Synopsis When the elephant came to town, Tad and Cissie went to the show like everyone else.

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Little did they know it would change their lives for ever. Because of the elephant, Tad and Cissie get involved in a chase across America, by train, by flatboat, and steam boat.

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The latter involved children voting on the short listed books, so it is clearly a children /5(1). The book is set in North America and the main characters are Tad, Cissie and the male Indian elephant. I think the characters were very well described because I could really imagine them all running across the prairies.

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Gillian Cross, Author Holiday House $ (p) ISBN   Buy "The Great Elephant Chase" on Amazon An epic story of rich imagination set in America at the turn of the century. The town was turning out to see a great wonder, a beast the size of a house - a real elephant.

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Crossing miles of 19th century America, this is a grand chase well described.5/5. The Elephant (UQP ) FROM SERIOUS FROWNS TO JOLLY SMILES (reviewed by my daughter, Niamh, aged 10) The Elephant, by Peter Carnavas, is a great book for young readers that have just begun to read chapter books.

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