I'm so thrilled to help National Geographic celebrate World Elephant Day today by sharing a sneak peek of their upcoming book Natumi Takes the Lead: The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family and by giving away some fun elephant books...
Natumi Takes the Lead
(The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family)
By Gerry Ellis and Amy Novesky
Nov. 8, 2016
Source: from pub for review
After losing her mother, shy Natumi is rescued by a team from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an orphanage for baby elephants. At the shelter, Natumi hides behind keepers' legs to watch the other elephants at the shelter. But soon, she meets several other orphans, and the eight of them play together in the surrounding bush.
As the babies become closer and more like a real family, they need a leader, someone they can trust. Can Natumi grow into this role?
Join the herd to find out what happens when they travel back into the wild. This sweet story, with its heartwarming photographs, explores the challenges and joys of family, love, and growing up, and is a perfect bedtime tale.
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Natumi Takes the Lead: The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family is a sweet and unforgettable tale about one little elephant’s incredible journey from orphan to leader of her amazing new family!
Told through simple, yet captivating storytelling, Natumi Takes the Lead takes readers on a wild journey, from Natumi’s very sad beginning to her triumphant present. Young readers especially will be charmed and fascinated by the world of elephants and will celebrate in all of Natumi’s accomplishments.
Accompanying the text are engaging and exciting photographs of Natumi, her new elephant family, and their dedicated caregivers. These photographs, and the bright, bold interior design of the book, make for a truly exciting reading experience.
Natumi Takes the Lead will capture the hearts of readers of all ages and make you love elephants even more!
GERRY ELLIS is an award-winning wildlife photographer, whose work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, The New York Times, Ranger Rick, and many more. Gerry is also the author of more than a dozen nonfiction and children's books.
Photographing nature for more than 30 years around the world inspired him to found GLOBIO, an educational nonprofit that aims to inspire children to protect the diversity of all life on earth. Gerry is currently working on a multi-year project to document the challenges the world's remaining great apes face today.
AMY NOVESKY is the award-winning author of Me, Frieda, Georgia in Hawaii, and many other titles. When she's not writing picture books, she works as an independent children's book editor for Chronicle Books, Pixar, and other publishers.
Win copies of Mission: Elephant Rescue and Great Migrations Elephants from Nat Geo!
To help celebrate World Elephant Day, Nat Geo has offered up both books above for one lucky winner.
-one winner will get both books
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