Elephants Aloft

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Sep 15, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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From the cities of India to the plains of Africa, here is an elephant adventure unlike any other. Bright, enchanting illustrations will transport readers with Rama and Raja, two Indian elephants, as they travel between mountains, behind waterfalls, and across seas in Appelt's simple, clever story. Full-color illustrations.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

When two little Indian elephants get an invitation from their African auntie, they set out to pay her a visit. Getting ``in'' a balloon, they fly ``above'' the onion-shaped domes of their homeland ... Read full review

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This book covers a surprising amount of content when you consider that it utilizes less than twenty words. Much of the credit for its appeal should be given to Keith Baker for his illustrations. In ... Read full review

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Kathi grew up in Houston, not too far from the Houston Ship Channel, and graduated from Spring Branch High School, home of the Bears, where she played flute in the marching band and tried to play the oboe in the concert band. Later, she graduated from Texas A&M University and did graduate studies at The University of Iowa.She later studied writing with Elizabeth Harper Neeld, Paul Christiansen, Venkatesh Kulkarni, and Dennis Foley.She is married to Ken, a researcher in adult literacy at Texas A&M and a musician. Together they have two grown sons, Jacob and Cooper. Both of them are musicians too. They also share their home with four cats: Jazz, Hoss, D'jango, and Peach. She and Ken are long-time members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley, where Ken sings in the choir and Kathi serves as a trustee.Kathi Appelt is the author of over thirty books for children and young adults. She has taught creative writing to both children and adults and currently serves on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in their MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She also teaches an occasional course in creative writing at her alma mater, Texas A&M University.Her books have won numerous national and state awards, including the Irma and Simon Black Award, Children's Choice Award, Teacher's Choice Award, the Oppenheimer Gold Award, Parent's Choice Award, Storytelling World Award, Growing Good Kids Award, the Teddy Award, the Texas Institute of Letters Award, Best Books for Young Adults, VOYA Top of the Shelf Award, and a host of others.

KEITH BAKER has written and illustrated many celebrated picture books, including "Little Green," "Big Fat Hen," and "Who Is the Beast?, "as well as the Mr. and Mrs. Green easy reader series. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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