Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue Hardcover – Illustrated, 1 Oct. 2021 by William Grill (Author, Illustrator)
In this moving tale based on a true story, award-winning William Grill's stunning illustrations show the majesty of Myanmar's forests and mountains, the backdrop to a heart-warming tale about empathy between humans and animals, and the strength that can arise from working together when the world is full of danger.
'Skilfully illustrated by a Greenaway medal winner, full of miniatures and landscapes, this is an elegant, astonishing story of elephants in Myanmar, their human allies and a heroic wartime journey.'
-- The Sunday Times
When a world war comes to Myanmar (Burma), one special elephant becomes a hero. As people are forced to leave their home in the Burmese jungle, Bandoola, his keeper Po Toke and war veteran James Howard Williams (Aka Elephant Bill), undertake a journey that will test their courage, taking trust, understanding and bravery to the very limit. Together, they lead a group of 53 elephants and over 200 refugees to safety, scaling 6000ft mountains as they trek from Myanmar to northern India.
Reading age6 - 10 years, from publishers
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