The Elephant Bird is a beautifully illustrated story of mistaken identity, illuminating people’s fear of the unknown, and how important it is to understand and respect others differences.
Munia was different from the other children. She could not run. It was her differences that first made her notice the Elephant Bird – he was just like her, she could not run, he could not fly. She knew another secret the elephant bird kept, and when the elephant bird is accused of swallowing the village horse, she is determined to help prove his innocence.
By: Arefa Tehsin, Sonal Goyal, Sumit Sakhuja
Sample Page from The Elephant Bird:
Munia knew that the giant, one-feathered elephant bird had not swallowed the horse. Yes, he was big enough to swallow a horse, but that didn’t mean he had! The village of Adhania had only one horse-cart pulled by the two horses Vayu and Drut. And Vayu had gone missing near the lake in the jungle where the bird lived.The villagers had known about the elephant bird for generations.
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About the Book:
This story is inspired by the real Elephant Bird (scientific name: Aepyornis maximus), the biggest bird that walked our planet. It inhabited the island of Madagascar. With more and more settlements on the island, and more forests ruined, the species became extinct around 1700 CE.
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