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This review is from: The Great Elephant Chase (Paperback)I'm 15 Years old, and this is another one of those books I just can't help but read again and again:
" 'I'm not going to wait around and let Mr Jackson steal my elephant.'
Penniless and parent less, Tad and Cissie are on the run from the tyrannical Mr Jackson. But hiding an enormous elephant is no easy task, and Tad realises that he must find courage and determination if they are ever to reach their destination - a proper home on the other side of America."
I was literally enthralled by this book. The imagination used is incredible - as they are reduced to smuggling an elephant on to a barge! This imagination and witty humour, is accompanied with the tense atmosphere. You don't know if Mr Jackson will ever catch-up, and there are some heart stopping moments when they nearly get caught. This is a captivating piece of literature, and I would recommend it to either sex, and any age group. I believe it can quite easily have the same effect on you as it did on me - I just hope you're brave enough to find out...