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Elephant Run by Roland Smith
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Mar 07, 2011

really liked it

At the onset of World War II, Nick is sent to Burma to live on a teak plantation with his father in order to be safe from the conflict in Europe. However, he is anything but safe from the first day, when he is attacked by a mad elephant. When the Japanese come soon after, Nick's father is taken to a prison camp while Nick remains prisoner at the plantation. Readers will be glued to the drama and impressed with Nick's dedication and loyalties as he deals with his truly horrible situation.

What a great reminder that World War II involved Southeast Asia--a fact that always gets overlooked. Added bonus: elephant training, descriptions of an elephant vs. tiger attack, secret passageways, a haiku master and a zen garden. Give it to boys, Holocaust book junkies, adventure novel buffs and animal lovers. A great, quick read.

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