The Elephant

An exquisite first novel from acclaimed picture book author and illustrator Peter Carnavas about Olive, Dad and his elephant.

‘An elephant?’ Arthur gasped. ‘In your house? But … is it real?’

Olive leaned a little closer and lowered her voice.

‘Well, that’s the thing …’



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Olive’s father has a sadness so big that she imagines it as a large grey elephant following him around. With the help of her cheery grandfather and her best friend, Arthur, Olive sets out to chase away her father’s elephant.

Beautifully written, this novel from acclaimed author Peter Carnavas will stay with you long after you finish.

Peter Carnavas writes and illustrates books for children and grown-ups in their lives. His first book, Jessica’s Box, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and the CBCA Crichton Award for Emerging Illustrators.

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