THE GREAT ELEPHANT CHASE
by Gillian Cross
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st. 1992
Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. The elephant was to change Tad's life... Dark blue boards, silver titles to spine.
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- It was no ordinary crowd. The sight of it took Tad's breath away - hundreds of people, pushing and hurrying past, all going to see the elephant. The elephant! It passed close to Tad, its side like a wall of rock, grooved with a thousand interwoven wrinkles, the nearest foot thicker than Tad's whole body.
- That elephant was to change Tad's life. It was to involve him and his friend, Cissie, in a chase that led from Pennsylvania, down the Ohio River, up the Mississippi, up the Missouri, and into Nebraska, by train, flatboat, and steamboat.
- They were being chased by Hannibal Jackson who wanted the elephant for his own ends and he was determined to get it. And how do you hide a large Indian elephant?