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Half of an Elephant

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
One night, all of a sudden, the world split in two. Faced with this unexpected event - and with half of his considerable body missing - an elephant begins a journey to find his missing half. Along the way, he discovers the many different ways there are of rebuilding and reinventing oneself.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers (first published December 2004)
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Jun 24, 2017 Darinda rated it really liked it
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Read: hardcover (owned)

When the world splits in two, so do a lot of the animals. The story follows an elephant who is looking for his other half. He tries to connect with the other half of different animals, but nothing works. Will he be content as one half, or eventually find his other half? A silly story with unique artwork.
Sondra Santos
Jul 26, 2007 Sondra Santos rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ANYONE
Shelves: dominics
I learned a lot from this picture book. First of all, I learned how creative one can be without drawing abilities. For all I know, Gusti could be a master but he's managed to make art accessible to everyone by putting together bits and pieces of whatever he could find to create a wonderful world of animals and creatures that are the central characters in this tale from Mexico.

The elephant takes center stage as his missing half is twice the size of most animals' entire beings. Gusti's inspiration
Natalie Pietro
Jan 14, 2012 Natalie Pietro rated it really liked it
What a wonderfully crazy story. The world breaks in half leaving all the animals in the jungle missing their back halfs. An elephant goes on a quest to find his missing half. On the way he befriends other animals on the same quest. Not to sure about the moral of this story but it was cute, fun, and entertaining. I did however love Gusti artwork. Who know that a bit of scrap metal, nuts and blots, craft paper, and any other building materials could make such beautiful artwork. It gave a steampunk ...more
Dec 24, 2015 Sam rated it liked it
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If a modern day Plato loved elephants, was actually quite content with divorce, and wrote the Symposium as a children's picture book, this would be the likely result.

Interesting illustrations make it mostly alright that the two halves of an elephant are really super OK with remaining two separate halves in the end.
Sandra Stiles
Jul 03, 2009 Sandra Stiles rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-book
An elephant wakes up one morning and finds himself missing his back half, Many animals are missing their back half. They try hooking themselves together only to find it doesn’t work. In the end he finds his other half and they hook back up. But not the way they used to be.
Paty Mtz
Oct 31, 2013 Paty Mtz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
creative for kids
Nov 03, 2011 M. rated it really liked it
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Very cute. A bit silly.
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Pseudonym of Gustavo Rosemffet.

Nace en Buenos Aires en 1963.

Cursó estudios en la Escuela de Arte Fernando Fader donde se recibe con el título de Técnico en Diseño y Promoción Publicitaria.

Se inicia en el mundo de la animación en el estudio “Catu Cineanimación” trabaja para los estudios Hanna Barcera realizando series de animación.

Colabora como ilustrador para magazines infantiles como Cosmik y Bi
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