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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
category: Children's Fiction
published: April 2019
ISBN:9781459821934
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Through the Elephant's Door

by Hélène De Blois, illustrated by France Cormier

tagged: humorous stories, prejudice & racism, elephants
Description

It's a rainy day so the boy and his elephant, Émile, decide the perfect way to pass their time is with a trip to the museum. Their problems start before they even walk through the doors. First, what door does an elephant fit through? And second, why does the grumpy guard assume they are going to cause problems? It seems like as soon as they start to enjoy an exhibit, he's right there yelling at them not to touch anything. Like they would ever do that!

Then, in a flash everything changes and suddenly Émile and the boy find themselves in a very precarious situation. Will the guard be right about these two after all?

About the Authors

Hélène De Blois

Hélène de Blois did her BA in French at the University of Montreal and in dramatic arts at the Université du Québèc à Montréal. In 1999 she published her first book for children, Un train pour Kénogami, which was a finalist for the Prix Cécile-Gagnon. Ever since, she's been writing and visiting students, encouraging the imaginations of young readers through reading, writing and art. For more information, visit helenedeblois.com. Hélène lives in Montreal, Quebec.

France Cormier has been drawing forever. In elementary school she used to wear out her crayons and refused to play with dolls. After a first career as a landscaper, she now devotes herself completely to illustrating playful, lightly twisted worlds full of humor. France lives in Gatineau, Quebec.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Editorial Reviews

"The underlying, serious message is well-balanced by the humorous premise and continued humor in art and text…This quirky French-Canadian import stands out—rather like an elephant at an art museum."

— Kirkus Reviews

"In a simple, gentle way, the author describes what it is like to be misjudged based on one's appearance and misinformation."

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