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Bandoola: The Great
Elephant Rescue


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £15.99 PAGES: 80 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/10/2021 ISBN: 9781838740238

Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue

William Grill

Flying Eye Books

When a world war comes to Myanmar (Burma), one special elephant becomes a hero. As people are forced to leave their home in the Burmese jungle, Bandoola, his keeper and war veteran James Howard Williams (Aka Elephant Bill), undertake a journey that will test their courage, taking trust, understanding and bravery to the very limit. Together, they lead a group of 53 elephants and over 200 refugees to safety, scaling 6000ft mountains as they trek from Myanmar to northern India.

In this moving tale based on a true story, award-winning William Grill's stunning illustrations show the majesty of Myanmar's forests and mountains, the backdrop to a heart-warming tale about empathy between humans and animals, and the strength that can arise from working together when the world is full of danger.

Sales Points

  • The much-anticipated third title from William Grill, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for Shackleton’s Journey and the Bologna Ragazzi award for The Wolves of Currumpaw.

  • The touching true story of a profound relationship between J.H. Williams and a remarkable elephant called Bandoola, who led a team of heroic logging elephants and refugees on a Hannibal-esque journey from war-torn Myanmar to safety in India. This epic story reminds us of the enduring bond between humans and animals and why we must protect them.

  • A beautifully illustrated and produced hardback book, with a cloth spine, ideal both as a gift and in the classroom.


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