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The Resource The elephant of Belfast, S. Kirk Walsh

The elephant of Belfast, S. Kirk Walsh

Label
The elephant of Belfast
Title
The elephant of Belfast
Statement of responsibility
S. Kirk Walsh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In October 1940, Hettie meets Violet, a three-year-old Asian elephant arriving at the Belfast docks from Ceylon. Soon, she becomes Violet's dedicated zookeeper at the Bellevue Zoo. At the same time, Hettie continues to experience the grief related to the recent loss of her beloved older sister, Anna, and the abandonment of her father, Thomas, who left her mother, Rose. On April 15th, 1941, Belfast is attacked for five hours, with 674 bombs falling, and almost a thousand civilians being killed. During the bombings and its aftermath, Hettie does all that she can to save her elephant, and survive the destruction and escalating sectarian unrest of the city. Even though Hettie is still only twenty years old by the novel's end, she's aged at least a decade, her life and perspective transforming in tragic and unexpected ways"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CNNWP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walsh, S. Kirk
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print history fact and fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zoo keepers
  • Elephants
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Orphaned animals
  • Young women
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The elephant of Belfast, S. Kirk Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
527 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432889777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1262667829
  • (OCoLC)1262667829
  • 2152884
Label
The elephant of Belfast, S. Kirk Walsh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
527 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432889777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1262667829
  • (OCoLC)1262667829
  • 2152884

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