If Elephants Disappeared


ISBN: 9781250143204

The Congolese forest is home to many types of animals. 
Some are strong. 
Some are slippery.
Some are loud.
And some, like the elephant, are BIG.

The elephant has become synonymous with the image of African wildlife. They can grow over 10 feet tall and eat up to 300 pounds a day. While these giants are beloved figures in movies and zoos, they also play a large role in keeping the forest ecosystem healthy.

Unfortunately, poachers are hunting elephants rapidly to extinction for their ivory tusks, and that could be catastrophic to the world as we know it.

What would happen if elephants disappeared? Trace the repercussions of a world without elephants in Lily Williams’ third book about loss and conservation.


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This appealing offering is quite suitable for inquiry projects on ecosystems or endangered species, and will attract animal lovers, too. — Kathleen McBroom

-Booklist, starred review ★

VERDICT Readers will learn the important roles that elephants play in their ecosystem, while also becoming more aware of the need for the protection and conservation of one of the largest land mammals. A solid, resonating addition to Williams’s series.–Jamie Jensen, Wayne Cox Elementary School, Roanoke, TX

– School Library Journal 

“Uniquely thought-provoking and important.”

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