Dindy and the Elephant

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Bored with her little brother Pog's childish games, Dindy decides that she's finally grown-up enough for a real adventure. While her mother is sleeping and the servants are busy, she takes Pog deep into the tea gardens, a place they are never supposed to go alone.

Terrified by wild animals and snubbed by the local children, Dindy starts to realize how little she really knows about India, even though it's the only place she's ever called home. But little does she know her life is about to be turned upside down when her mother is taken ill and her father tells her they are leaving India, for good.

Dindy and the Elephant by Elizabeth Laird is a wonderful portrait of a young British child coming to terms with leaving her beloved childhood home, while at the same time realizing that many of the things she has been raised to believe are wrong.

About Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books including The Garbage King, The Fastest Boy in the World and Dindy and the Elephant. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal six times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can.

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Welcome to Nowhere
Welcome to Nowhere
Oranges in No Man's Land
Oranges in No Man's Land
Red Sky in the Morning
Red Sky in the Morning
The Fastest Boy in the World
The Fastest Boy in the World
The Prince Who Walked With Lions
The Prince Who Walked With Lions
Secrets of The Fearless
Secrets of The Fearless
The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour
Lost Riders
Lost Riders
Crusade
Crusade
Jake's Tower
Jake's Tower
Paradise End
Paradise End
Kiss the Dust
Kiss the Dust
A Little Piece of Ground
A Little Piece of Ground
The Garbage King
The Garbage King