A Perfect Friend
Ben Barks loved elephants long before he'd seen one. He sometimes wondered how that love started....
It's been a whole year since Ben's mother died, and nothing has soothed his broken heart -- except thinking about elephants, those magnificent creatures his mother loved too. Imagining their awesome grace always calms him in a way that his sad father and closest friends never can. When a one-ring circus comes to Ben's small town, he discovers Sala, an elephant who survived a wicked trainer's abuses. And soon, their powerful bond becomes a miraculous healer -- and gives Ben renewed hope for the future.
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers |
- 176 pages |
- ISBN 9781439106273 |
- June 2008 |
- Grades 4 - 7