Zola's Elephant

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$17.99  $16.73
Clarion Books
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9.1 X 11.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

Randall de Sève is the New York Times best-selling author of Toy Boat, The Dutchess of Whimsy, and Mathilda and the Orange Balloon. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. randalldeseve.com

Pamela Zagarenski is an author-illustrator and winner of two Caldecott Honors. Her books have been Booklist Editor's Choices and have been translated into many languages. pzagarenski.com


"Vivid pages abound with the gem-like layered mixed-media paintings in the signature style of this two-time Caldecott Honor Book illustrator. Whimsical and surreal details, both real and make-believe, celebrate the joy of pretending with a new friend."--Booklist, STARRED review

"De Sève's well-paced telling is charmingly abetted by Zagarenski's layered multimedia paintings. The artist's Klee-esque colors and signature symbols--stars, crowns, houses, bees and more--will provide fertile ground for young readers' own imaginings...A lovely, nuanced collaboration."--Kirkus, STARRED review
"Zagarenski's textured and detailed illustrations will capture children's imaginations, and will have them enthralled as they follow the many smaller animal familiars through the pages. A must-purchase."--School Library Journal, STARRED review

"Jewel-box artwork by Caldecott Honor artist Zagarenski recalls the exquisite detail of Persian miniatures."--Publishers Weekly

The text's dive into social paralysis gives this depth beyond the usual new-friends story."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books​