Natumi Takes the Lead

Natumi Takes the Lead

Natumi Takes the Lead



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AfterA losingA herA mother,A shyA NatumiA isA rescuedA byA aA teamA fromA theA David Sheldrick WildlifeA Trust, an orphanageA for baby elephants.A AtA theA shelter, NatumiA hidesA behind keepers'A legs toA watch theA other elephants at theA shelter.A But soon,A she meetsA severalA other orphans,A and theA eightA of them play together inA the surroundingA bush.A AsA the babies become closer andA moreA likeA aA realA family,A they needA aA leader,A someoneA they canA trust.A Can NatumiA growA intoA thisA role?A 
JoinA the herd toA findA out whatA happens whenA they travelA back intoA theA wild. ThisA sweet story, withA its heartwarming photographs,A explores theA challenges andA joysA of family, love, and growing up, and is a perfect bedtimeA tale.

  • Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages; 30 color illustrations
  • 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"
  • © 2016
Author Bio

Gerry Ellis is an award-winning wildlife photographer, whose work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, The New York Times, Ranger Rick, and many more. Gerry is also the author of more than a dozen nonfiction and children's books. Photographing nature for more than thirty years around the world inspired him to found GLOBIO, an educational nonprofit that aims to inspire children to protect the diversity of all life on earth. Gerry is currently working on a multi-year project to document the challenges the world's remaining great apes face today.

Amy Novesky is the award-winning author of Me, Frieda, Georgia in Hawaii, and many other titles. When she's not writing picture books, she works as an independent children's book editor for Chronicle Books, Pixar, and other publishers.