The Elephant and the Sea

The Elephant and the Sea

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Summary

One growing elephant. One smallish lifeboat. One BIG dream . . .

From the award-winning author-illustrator Ed Vere comes a lyrical tale celebrating bravery and quiet determination.

In a village by the sea, carved into the rockiest edge of land, where the waves are wild and tumbling lives an old elephant. Once he was a young elephant – with a dream of joining the lifeboat crew. But elephants don’t fit in lifeboats.

Gabriel is determined, and he is ingenious, and he is brave. So much so that one stormy day he might be the only one who can save the day.

About the author

Ed Vere

Ed Vere is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer and illustrator of picture books, including How To Be a Lion - winner of Oscar's Book Prize - and Max the Brave which was named one of The Sunday Times's '100 Modern Children's Classics'.
He studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1999. Ed has worked with CLPE to co-create the Power of Pictures scheme which encourages visual literacy in primary school education and has received major funding from the Arts Council. He is also a painter, working from his studio in east London.
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