We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story about a thirteen-year-old girl, a cast of elephants, and a surprising new arrival — a woolly mammoth.
Sam was born and raised in an elephant sanctuary. When a beloved elephant dies giving birth, Sam develops a connection with baby Woolly, who isn't actually an elephant but was cloned from woolly mammoth DNA. And the billionaire genius behind the cloning experiment will stop at nothing to protect his investment.
Smart, determined, and loving, Sam stands up to this powerful adversary to protect the sanctuary and her herd. In the best tradition of child-animal friendship stories, Elephant Secret explores the strong and complex bond between Sam and her elephants while offering a fascinating, authentic glimpse into elephant — and human — behavior.
"Precocious and fiercely independent, Samantha spends time getting to know each elephant and plans to be a vet someday. Her world is shaken by her father’s girlfriend ('that crocodile smile wasn’t fooling me for a second'); a new elephant, Burma, who has a violent history; and her father’s silent partner, who’s donating much-needed funds to the sanctuary in exchange for artificially inseminating three of their elephants.... Walters packs in numerous details about these magnificent and highly intelligent creatures while raising complex ethical questions regarding humans’ relationship with animals." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Aug 28, 2018|