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America's First Elephant

McClung, Robert M.

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ISBN 10: 0688083595 / ISBN 13: 9780688083595
Published by William Morrow & Co Library, New York, 1991
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0688083595 First Edition, with the full number line. No marks or damage from past owners, Not a former library book, Not a remainder, or book club, no jacket, Hardcover. Recounts how the first elephant came to America in 1795, met President Washington, and toured the country. An American has brought home an elephant, from Bengal, in perfect health. It is the first ever seen in America, and is a very great curiosity. It is a female, two years old, and of the species that grows to an enormous size. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 010098

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Title: America's First Elephant

Publisher: William Morrow & Co Library, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Marilyn Janovitz

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Recounts how the first elephant came to America in 1795, met President Washington, and toured the country.

From Kirkus Reviews:

In 1796, an enterprising American sea captain brought a two- year-old Indian elephant to America, where she delighted crowds from Boston to Savannah. In his fictionalized account, McClung provides a young Indian keeper and the captain's son to accompany ``Kandi'' on the voyage (although he doesn't say which characters are real). The narrative here is not exceptional, but the events themselves--especially the details of transporting an elephant in a sailing ship--are of interest, while the story as a whole makes a fine showcase for a smattering of social history, concluding with President Washington meeting Kandi in the US capital: Philadelphia. Janovitz makes an excellent debut, incorporating authentic detail in her colorful illustrations, the lively characters escaping from their well-organized frames. An attractive choice for young readers. (Nonfiction. 5-10) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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