First Printing, number line A10987654321. Signed/inscribed by author on front flyleaf as follows, "For Vena- I sure hope this brings back memories of our beautiful day. Many thanks. Carol Carrick." It is dated with a different hand as Oct., 1988. Book/Cover/Text/Binding in Fine condition. Jacket shows some edge wear with small tears, good color, no chips. Fine/Very Good. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Through training an elephant, the first ever seen in early 1800's Massachusetts, orphan Will begins to feel important for the first time in his life.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6 Here we have Will, 12, living in a small Massachusetts town in the early 1800s, a town where, by chance, the first elephant ever seen in New England is being kept for the winter. Will, living with his mother Maddy, a strange, lovely woman dying of consumption, is the one chosen to care for the huge beast, and after his mother's death, he moves into the stable to share its quarters. In spring, when a new owner arrives to tour with the elephant, Will determinedly follows on foot, sure in his inner self that his destiny and that of the elephant are intertwined. Chance proves him right. The warm, sympathy-building text will be slim enough to entice reluctant readers, and the story is compelling enough to keep children reading to the end. While Will and the other humans in the story are fictitious, the tale is based on an actual historical elephant, Old Bet, who toured with her owner, marching by night and being exhibited by day. A good addition to animal stories, and to historical fiction collections. Patricia Manning, East chester Public Library, N.Y.
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Title: Elephant in the Dark
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Clarion Books
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Clarion Books. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2895182813
Book Description Clarion Books, 1988. Condition: Very Good. 1St Edition. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP95024765
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: As New. An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0899197574I2N00
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company Trade & Reference Division, Boston, MA, U.S.A., 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Carrick, Donald (illustrator) (illustrator). Hardcover, ex-library. Clarion, 1988. In very good condition, usual library markings, some edgewear. Pictures by Donal Carrick. Toong Talong - the only elephant in the United States. And he has been asked to take care of her. Book. Seller Inventory # 007494
Book Description Clarion Books, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0899197574
Book Description Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Company Trade & Reference Division, 1988, 1988. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition.... Hardback, 1st edition, Fine Minus in a Very Good Plus DJ; slight amount of fading to edges of blue boards, light wear and rubbing to DJ spine ends, 2 small closed tears and crease to top front DJ edge, overall, a nice tight copy with no name or markings, a boy begins to feel important for the first time in his life when he begins to train an elephant that is left in his care, 8vo., 135 pages., 0.0 0.0 0.0. Seller Inventory # 11470
Book Description Clarion Books, 1988. Condition: New. Donald Carrick (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0899197574
Book Description Clarion Books, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0899197574
Book Description Clarion Books, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0899197574