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The Elephant and the Tree

Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • 🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above

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    The elephant and tree were happy and free—until one day they both find themselves chained and bound.

    Originally set uniquely in black and rhyme, this little book became the first children’s book in Singapore to be translated into Japanese, Spanish and traditional Chinese. English language rights were also sold. What started as a simple intent to be a “voice for the voiceless” quickly snowballed into an award-winning animation and a play. The endearing friendship between an Asian elephant and a tree is more relevant than ever. Lauded by critics as a classic, it is now being re-released for a new generation of young readers. No longer in black, the new edition is filled with colour and delivers a revised ending that delivers a message of hope.

    Let the stories come alive! This book includes an Augmented Reality (AR) experience. Launch the Stories AR Alive app and scan the pages with the app logo to see them.

  • "Through its combination of stunning design and simple, appealing narrative, The Elephant and the Tree is likely to have a lasting impact on its readers."
    —Marjorie Coughlan, editor of Mirrors Windows Doors

  • Everything seemed to fall in place when Jin Pyn wrote and illustrated her debut children's picture book The Elephant and the Tree. The English Literature graduate always had a heart for animals and children, a love for the arts, and a gift in writing poignantly. When not blissfully lost in the greens, Jin Pyn can be found on an adventure in a children's story or sharing them aloud with other young readers.

ISBN: 9789814845564
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 48
Size: 210mm x 210mm