Virtual BookKid Book Club

Join Vivian and Jaya for a morning of virtual fun with The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington.

BookKid is our monthly middle-grade book club for kids ages 8-12. Email Marilyn@bookbardenver.com to sign up or for more info.

About the Book: An elephant never forgets, but Lexington Willow can't remember what happened before a tornado swept her away when she was a toddler. All she knows is that it landed her near an enclosure in a Nebraska zoo; and there an elephant named Nyah protected her from the storm. With no trace of her birth family, Lex grew up at the zoo with Nyah and her elephant family; her foster father, Roger; her best friend, Fisher; and the wind whispering in her ear.

Now that she's twelve, Lex is finally old enough to help with the elephants. But during their first training session, Nyah sends her a telepathic image of the woods outside the zoo. Despite the wind's protests, Lex decides to investigate Nyah's message and gets wrapped up in an adventure involving ghosts, lost treasure, and a puzzle that might be the key to finding her family. As she hunts for answers, Lex must summon the courage to leave the secure borders of her zoo to discover who she really is--and why the tornado brought her here all those years ago.

About the Author: Celesta Rimington is an elephant advocate, a musical theater performer, and an active participant in her local writing community. As a teenager, she worked at a zoo in Omaha, which is part of the reason she set her story in Nebraska. She now lives in Utah with her husband and two children, where they have a miniature railroad with a rideable steam train.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 10:30am
The Elephant's Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121221
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020