ELEPHANT & FRIENDS by Berniece Freschet

ELEPHANT & FRIENDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Freschet's agreeable tale of animal wit and cooperation takes place during a drought--and who but Glen Rounds could quite convey how wrinkled and droopy the elephant has thus become, how bedraggled the little string of animals who follow him across the desert to a promised land of mangoes and leafy trees? Elephant plods on, eventually carrying all the others as they give out one by one--but in the end when he collapses they all rally round, massing together to form a ""monster"" that scares off human hunters, thus ridding their juicy newfound forest of enemies for the next hundred years (probably as close as we can come to ""ever after""). A gratifying companion to last year's Happy Dromedary.

Pub Date: March 6th, 1978
Publisher: Scribners