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Author : Aravind Krish Bala
Illustrator : Sandip K. Luis
A majestic elephant protects the forests from timber traders, tree-cutters and poachers. The animal becomes such a legend that his photograph adorns the walls of local homes. But one day, the Forest Department receives strict orders to hunt the elephant down… After the gripping Black Panther, Aravind Krish Bala returns to the Western Ghats. This riveting story, with painterly illustrations, has been inspired by true events. Highlighting the complex cause of conservation, it draws the reader's attention to realities that need to be faced without taking sides.
2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
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|Specifications||28 pages; 9.5” x 8.5”; full colour; soft cover|
|Tags||elephant, wildlife, jungle, forest, poaching, human-animal conflict, conservation, adventure|
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