Thursday, June 3, 2010
Elephant Run by Roland Smith
During World War II Nick's mother decides that London is too dangerous for Nick so she sends him to live with his father in Burma where she thinks he will be safe. Nick's father owns a plantation in Burma which is farmed by local people and elephants. Shortly after he arrives, however, the plantation is taken over by Japanese soldiers and Nick's father is taken away to a prisoner of war camp. Nick is held captive at the plantation along with Mya, a local girl who has an amazing way with the elephants. Although they are told they are safe at there with the Japanese, Nick and Mya know they have to find a way to escape for their own safety and to find Nick's dad before something happens to him.