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David Karashima (Edited by), Elmer Luke (Edited by)
Royalties from the sale of this book will go to charities working towards the reconstruction of north-eastern Japan.
11th March 2011. An earthquake occurring off the north-eastern coast of Japan - magnitude 9.0, duration six minutes - unleashed a 50-foot tsunami that within fifteen minutes had slammed its way ashore, rushing inland six miles, crushing all in its path - roads, airports, villages, trains, and buses - and triggering the slow, inexorable leak of radiation from five nuclear plants.
This was just the beginning. The waves did not stop; nor did the aftershocks, which were themselves rolling earthquakes of terrifying magnitude. Nor did the danger from radiation, which was controlled incrementally, until the meltdown began. One year on, the overwhelming sense of loss endures. Life goes on, but life is not the same.
The writers in this collection seek to explore the impact of this catastrophe through a variety of different means. The pieces - fiction and non-fiction, poetry and manga - reconceive the events of that day, imagine a future and a past, interpret dreams, impel purpose, pray for hope. Specific in reference, universal in scope, these singular, heartfelt contributions - by Yoko Ogawa, Ryu Murakami, Yoko Tawada, Kazumi Saeki and David Peace, among others - comprise an artistic record of a disaster which raises questions for all of us who live in the modern world.
Published: 8 Jul 2010
Elmer woke up one sunny morning and decided to go for a walk. On the way he meets all his many animal friends.
As the story is being read to them, small children will enjoy finding the right animal stickers to put on each page to create their very own storybook.
Published: 1 Jun 2006
Published: 2 Oct 2008
Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has lost its colours!
Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow, but does that mean he will he lose them for ever?
Published: 2 May 2013
Published: 5 Feb 2009
Elmer is not elephant colour. Elmer is patchwork.
Elmer's much-loved first story is now available in this tactile shaped board book edition, abridged for the very youngest of readers. With its sturdy shaped pages for little fingers and its eye-catching march across any bookshelf, this gift is the perfect introduction for babies to the world of Elmer.
Published: 3 May 2018
Published: 5 May 2011
The elephants want to play a trick on Elmer but they can't think of one! So they ask wily old Snake to help them . . . Discover who tricks whom in this entertaining picture book about everyone's favourite patchwork elephant.
'Visually and morally admirable' The Sunday Times
Published: 2 Jan 2014
Published: 10 Jan 2008
Elmer has lots of friends. They are all different colours - pink, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange, red and black. But only Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, is all those colours.
Have fun colouring in the pictures of Elmer and solving the simple puzzles, which will build up confidence in counting and other skills.
Published: 1 Jun 2006