• The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 02/01/2020
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The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Never work with children or animals...because they always win your hearts!
Stealing from the rich to take care of the poor, borrowing the king’s elephant to escape, and making friends (eventually!) with a girl from a different rel... READ MORE
Leti
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' meets Katherine Rundell's 'The Good Thieves'
A fantastic debut packed with thievery, trickery, friendship and adventure! What's not to love when animals and children come together! It reminded me of a... READ MORE
Becca
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
A proper adventure - saturated with the colours of Sri Lanka. Wonderful.
Our heroine is a thief. Our hero, an honest boy who would rather Chaya didn't steal - and would certainly have advised her not to steal the Queen's jewels,... READ MORE
Sue Chambers
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Who is Ready for a Jungle Adventure?
A very enjoyable, adventurous middle grade read that plunges you deep into the jungle! I'm so happy this was such a fun read to kick off Middle Grade Mont... READ MORE
Gavin Hetherington
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
A great choice for the Children's Book of the Month to start 2020 with :)
The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook is a heart-warming adventure story where three young friends help to change the lives of their fellow vill... READ MORE
Kelly at Waterstones Aviemore
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Tense, pacy and exciting - a brilliant adventure!
In many ways this has everything you’d expect from a great children's adventure – friendship, danger, a feisty, female main character and a beautiful and u... READ MORE
Rachael at Altrincham
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
We all have so much to learn from each other. There’s a great big world outside this island.
Reminiscent of The Jungle Book, a dash of Robin Hood and a sprinkle of Aladdin, this atmospheric and face-paced story got me from the word go and kept me e... READ MORE
Jaynie
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
My favourite Children's BOTM yet -an epic Jungle adventure!
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is a passionate novel about one girls quest to save her best friend and community. Stealing the Queen's jewels is just the b... READ MORE
Sally@WSilverburn

Synopsis

Longlisted for the Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2021 Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for January 2020 Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen's jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang? With cover illustration by David Dean.

  • Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781788006347
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is a wonderful, deeply exciting, high-stakes adventure that sweeps across the perfectly-realised wilderness of Sri Lanka and this girl will definitely steal your heart with all of her infectious impulsiveness in her pursuit
Prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime. Robbing from the rich is seemingly child’s play for Chaya, who has her reasons for her stealing streak in... READ MORE
Scott Evans (The Reader Teacher/MrEPrimary)
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
A good read!
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy, this is a very enjoyable book with just the right level of friendship, adventure and danger. Perhaps it w... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
A beautiful and exciting stampede through the jungle!
Full of adventure, beauty and heart 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant' is a gorgeous children's book. Nizrana Farook has written an accomplished debut which ... READ MORE
Chris Soul UK
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Fast, sumptuous, exciting - a thrilling journey through the kingdom of Serendib
This is such a lovely adventure and Nizrana Farook shows herself to be a master of plot, with short pacey chapters and cliff hanger endings. Brilliant char... READ MORE
Nicola Penfold
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Fantastic adventure
What a breath of fresh air! Loved this thrilling pacy, atmospheric adventure with a heroine to get behind and cause to believe in.
Lucy Cuthew
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Action-packed and exciting!
A fast-paced, exciting adventure story with stolen jewels, a royal palace, deep jungle and – of course – an elephant. Perfect for 8-12 year-olds who love a... READ MORE
KJA
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Best book ever!!!!!
The girl who stole an elephant is a great book, a page turning adventure. I couldn't even put the book down without picking it back up again a minute later... READ MORE
Manoj Kumar
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Wonderful
This is a hugely exciting joy-ride of a book, set in a lush landscape so well described you can practically taste the fruit and smell the elephant... The c... READ MORE
Soph
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
A fast-paced, exciting adventure story
A fast-paced, exciting adventure story with stolen jewels, a royal palace, deep jungle and – of course – an elephant! Perfect for 8-12 year-olds who love a... READ MORE
KJA
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Great
We loved this book, one of few page turners we've found for this age group. My daughters 9. We found ourself reading more and more chapters per night. Grea... READ MORE
hannah jolmes
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Vibrant, evocative, exciting.
An audacious young thief steals expensive jewels from the Queen’s bedside table. She may have good reasons for needing the money but has she gone too far ... READ MORE
Kate Poels
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Fast and furious middle grade adventure
Chaya is a flawed hero who despite her faults is brave, loyal and true. She takes us on a fast and furious adventure that has us holding our breath with al... READ MORE
Marie Basting
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
A fast paced tale of adventure and friendship
Bee Curtis-Monro