The Elephant's Girl

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Crown Books for Young Readers
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5.6 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.95 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author

Celesta Rimington is an elephant advocate, a musical theater performer, and an active participant in her local writing community. As a teenager, she worked at a zoo in Omaha, which is part of the reason she set her story in Nebraska. She now lives in Utah with her husband and two children, where they have a miniature railroad with a rideable steam train.


"Mixing realism, fantasy, and information about elephants, the author presents well-rounded, often mischievous human characters, and the unlikely focal setting of the zoo entices readers to fantasize about living there. Lex's investigation reveals a puzzle that may contain answers about her past, and readers will eagerly accompany her as she works to crack it." -Booklist

"Poignant...An already engaging tale of life at a zoo turns into a mystery...[and] a bittersweet ending completes the story's magic and mystery." --Kirkus Reviews

"Skillfully paced with just the right amount of tension, this offers a thoughtful look at how our past shapes our present, and how, similarly, memory is shaped by our current circumstances." --Bulletin