America's First Elephant

America's First Elephant

By: Robert M. McClung
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: 1991

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Remember how thrilled you were the first time you saw a real elephant? Well, just imagine how the people in 1796 felt when they saw Kandi, the first elephant ever to come to America!

Robert McClung's engaging story begins in the jungles of Bengal, where Kandi was born, and follows the dangerous sea voyage that took her halfway across the world. In America, the little elephant captivated crowds whenever she performed. On the Fourth of July, Kandi led New York City's holiday parade up Broadway; and in Philadelphia, she met America's first president, George Washington. Marilyn Janovitz's joyous illustrations capture all the excitement and wonder that accompanied Kandi on her travels.

Based on historical fact, this is the fascinating tale of America's very first, very special elephant.

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