Elephant Quest

By Kirkus Reviews

[T]he Lewins share their four-day search to observe African elephants firsthand. The enthusiastic, conversational text, vivid with descriptive detail, relates each morning and late-afternoon venture within the Moremi Reserve in Botswana. Elephants elude them the first three days and the beginning of the fourth, but they encounter hippos, lions, kudus, wild dogs, warthogs, Cape buffalo, and giraffes aplenty. Then on day four–success. . . . In a pool deep in the mopane scrub, the giants of this garden squeal and splash and flap their ears. . . . The small field sketches, providing visual details of their adventure, are a perfect complement to the lush, realistic watercolor spreads of the wildlife in their habitat. . . . A winner that transports the reader to an unfamiliar locale full of wonder.

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