Follow the Elephant

Follow the Elephant

eBook - 2010
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Publisher: Vancouver : Ronsdae Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781553802426
155380242X
9781553801986
1553801989
Characteristics: 1 online resource (246 p.)

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Aug 08, 2014

Beryl Young is one of my favourite authors, she writes about her life and the adventures she goes on. This novel is told in the present tense. Follow the Elephant is my favourite book that Beryl has wrote. It is about a boy named Ben Leeson who started playing video games and skipping school since father passed away from lung cancer. Ben never thought he would go to India and especially not with his grandma. But the ticket was already bought. So off went Ben and his grandma to India to find Shanti (grandma's old pen pal). Ben thought going to India would be the worst seventeen days of his life. Ben and gran go everywhere in India looking for Shanti Mukherjee. They meet so many new people and go on so many adventures. You learn about the Indian culture, and how different their life style is in India compared to Canada. Ben was strangely compelled to be near live elephants, and the Hindu boy god Ganesh. Ben never thought he would like it in India but he thought wrong. Going to India turned his life back around, to the way it was before his dad passed away.

This novel is fascinating and never gets boring. It is one of my favourite books I ever read, maybe it will be yours too. It is a fast read, and you can't put it down, you want to know what happens next. I recommend this book if you enjoy reading books about adventure.This novel is teen fiction and never gets old, you can read it over and over again.

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After his father’s death, 13-year-old Ben has retreated into the world of computer games. Then he finds himself on a trip to India with his grandmother to search for her long-lost pen pal, Shanti. Their journey and their quest help Ben to deal with his sadness and confusion, and he learns that real life, even with its sadness, is much more fulfilling that a computer game could ever be.

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