Chained

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Macmillan, May 8, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 248 pages
2 Reviews

After ten-year-old Hastin's family borrows money to pay for his sister's hospital bill, he leaves his village in northern India to take a job as an elephant keeper and work off the debt. He thinks it will be an adventure, but he isn't prepared for the cruel circus owner. The crowds that come to the circus see a lively animal who plays soccer and balances on milk bottles, but Hastin sees Nandita, a sweet elephant and his best friend, who is chained when she's not performing and hurt with a hook until she learns tricks perfectly. Hastin protects Nandita as best as he can, knowing that the only way they will both survive is if he can find a way for them to escape.

 

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User Review  - KRaySaulis - LibraryThing

Can't think of a single reason to give this book less than 5 stars. Fabulous writing, great message for young readers, beautiful story. Read full review

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User Review  - Jean - Goodreads

Grant and I are reading CHAINED aloud. I've had several conversations with Lynne Kelly on Twitter regarding writing and children's literature. Can't wait to read her work. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
10
Section 3
18
Section 4
26
Section 5
32
Section 6
44
Section 7
65
Section 8
72
Section 10
144
Section 11
158
Section 12
173
Section 13
183
Section 14
193
Section 15
200
Section 16
243
Section 17
245

Section 9
100

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About the author (2012)

Lynne Kelly is a sign language interpreter and a writer. Chained is her first novel. She lives in Houston, Texas.