Thursday, January 03, 2008

Elephant Run by Roland Smith

If you're like me you probably don't know much about herding elephants in Burma. But if you like books about war with a lot of action and teenage characters who do amazing things, try this one. It's 1941 and the world is at war. Nick finds himself on his father's plantation in Burma where things are supposed to be safe, however the Japanese are threatening to invade the country and things very quickly get dangerous. Nick, who is trying to adjust to a world of elephants and mahouts (elephant trainers) and a dad he barely knows becomes a prisoner of the Japanese and his father is sent to prison camp. There's a lot going on in this book, but to sum it up, Jack learns a lot and bravely escapes and tries to free his father. I enjoyed the action and learning about what went on in Burma during World War II. I think middle school guys will especially like this one.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This book is good for guys OR girls!

John-Ben said...

very good book.

Anonymous said...

Loved it

Anonymous said...

good book, and i dont like to many books

Tyler said...

I LOVED THIS BOOK

Anonymous said...

SOOOO! FABULOSO! AND IT MAKES ME WANT 2CRY 2!!! bUT I THINK THEY SHOULD CHANGE WHEN NANG GETS KILLED 2 DRAMATIC

Anonymous said...

you messed up in your blog.You said jack learns a lot and bravely escapes and tries to rescue his father but it's nick who does the not jack.but it is a really cool book....to anyone who's interested....

Anonymous said...

I love this book but wheres the secret place in the library

chance kidd said...

your book was amazing, i was totally connected with the book. great job.

Anonymous said...

OMG best book I EVER read in my entire life im in love with it my favorite elephant is hannabul(sorry if I spelled it wrong) great book i'm going to be forever be additcted to that book <3

Anonymous said...

my school had to read this book for summer reading... therefore it is not just a "guy book" and all of my friends hated it... its [retty boring if u ask me