Elephant in the Dark (Hardcover)
"It's like a snake!" says one.
"It's like a tree trunk," says another.
"No, it's like a fan!" argues the third.
Who is right? Which of them knows the creature's true shape?
Mina Javaherbin's charming and witty retelling combined with Eugene Yelchin's refreshingly brilliant illustrations bring this enlightened classic, inspired by Rumi's poem, vividly to life.
About the Author
Eugene Yelchin loves to create books that explore the boundaries of universal truth. He is the author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor book Breaking Stalin's Nose, as well as many award-winning picture books. He lives in Topanga, California with his wife and their two children. Visit Eugene at www.eugeneyelchinbooks.com.
"An amusing retelling." -- Booklist
"The book should provide opportunities for rich discussions about perception and
about advocating for what you believe to be true." -- Horn Book
Praise for The Secret Message by Mina Javaherbin (illustrated by Bruce Whatley)
"This handsome picture book's intriguing title will grab children, and they won't be disappointed with the twists in both story and message...Both the richly detailed scenes and story reversals will draw a young audience." --Booklist
"After the first suspenseful reading, children should clamor for repeats." --Publishers Weekly
Praise for Goal!by Mina Javaherbin (illustrated by A.G. Ford)
"This heart-tugging picture book from a debut author tells a lyrical soccer story in the voice of a young boy in a South African shantytown." --Booklist
Praise for Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
A Newbery Honor Book
* "This brief novel gets at the heart of a society that asks its citizens, even its children, to report on relatives and friends. Appropriately menacing illustrations by first-time novelist Yelchin add a sinister tone." --The Horn Book, starred review
"Yelchin's graphite illustrations are an effective complement to his prose, which unfurls in Sasha's steady, first-person voice, and together they tell an important tale." --Kirkus Reviews
"Yelchin skillfully combines narrative with dramatic black-and-white illustrations to tell the story of life in the Soviet Union under Stalin." --School Library Journal
Strong character development with a plot etched in mystery elements, thrillers and family relationships, this one will keep you up at night frantically turning pages. Period details from the 1940's and set in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness prior to the discovery of oil, this creepy tale is about sisters, family, love and sacrifice and through it all, the harsh realities of nature. Be warned -- you will be "talking" with one of the characters trying to steer her one way. - Maureen