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Written by Nicole Godwin and illustrated by Demelsa Haughton, Ella tells the story of a baby elephant who was taken from her mum and put to work entertaining tourists.
Little Ella the elephant dreams of seeing her mum once again. But can she escape? Is she even brave enough to try?
Join baby Ella on her heart – wrenching quest for freedom, happiness and love.
This captivating picture book provides a glimpse into the lives of elephants being used in the tourism industry. A story that helps plant seeds of compassion for animals, it also highlights our planet’s desperate need for conservation.
Nicole lives in Canberra Australia and is interested in way too many things for one lifetime, but she is giving it a good hard go. Nicole is on a mission to tell the stories of animals who don’t have a voice of their own. After visiting Thailand and meeting elephants who had suffered terribly throughout their lives, telling the story of these beautiful creatures was something she knew she needed to do.
Demelsa lives in England. She painted all of her magical pictures of Ella on a digital tablet. Her artistic creations are guaranteed to make you smile and see the world a bit differently.
For every copy of Ella sold, Tusk Books will donate $1 to elephant causes including Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) in Thailand, the Mondulkiri Project Elephant Sanctuary in Cambodia and World Elephant Day which takes place on 12 August 2016.
Ella is striking a cord with teachers around Australia and across the seas. Visit our teacher resources page for full details.