How to Be an Elephant

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David Macaulay Studio
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8.81 X 11.31 X 0.38 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands and How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild. She is also the illustrator for the Expeditioners series by S. S. Taylor and of Buried Beneath Us by Anthony Aveni. She loves science, history, and big adventures, and is endlessly fascinated by the way things live. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she currently lives in with her husband and young son in Oregon, where she's still learning how to be a human. You can visit her website to learn more about her work, her research, and African elephants.


"The energetic illustrations are whimsical on one page, scientifically precise on the next . . . Roy reels you in with startling facts, then shows how a dominant species is really vulnerable, dependent on humans to choose to practice conservation." --New York Times Book Review

"Exceptional and arresting... Roy holds readers' attention with her approachable writing style and astonishing statistics."--Booklist, starred review

"A must-have."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Masterful." --Horn Book, starred review

"Immersive illustrations and careful attention to detail in both the text and art combine to create a rewarding study of a remarkable animal." --Publishers Weekly, starred review