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The Elephant - Peter Carnavas

Paperback Published: 3rd July 2017
ISBN: 9780702259616
Number Of Pages: 180

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‘An elephant?’ Arthur gasped. ‘In your house? But... is it real?’

Olive leaned a little closer and lowered her voice.

‘Well, that's the thing . . . ’


Olive’s father has a sadness so big that she imagines it as a large grey elephant following him around. With the help of her cheery grandfather and her best friend, Arthur, Olive sets out to chase away her father’s elephant.

Beautifully written, this novel from acclaimed author and illustrator Peter Carnavas will stay with you long after you finish.

ISBN: 9780702259616
ISBN-10: 0702259616
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 3rd July 2017
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.23

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Peter Carnavas

About the Author


Peter Carnavas writes and illustrates books for children and the grown-ups in their lives. He has made many picture books, including Jessica’s Box, Last Tree in the City and The Children Who Loved Books.

He won the 2016 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, an Australian Book Industry Award in 2017, and his novel The Elephant won a Queensland Literary Award in 2018, as well as being shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the CBCA Awards. He is a popular presenter in schools and his work has been translated into many languages, including Italian, Portuguese, Korean and Dutch. Peter lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife, two daughters, a dog called Florence and a cat named Harry.

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