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A magical adventure about a girl with a mysterious connection with the elephant who saved her life, for fans of Katherine Applegate and Jennifer Holm.An elephant never forgets, but Lexington Willow can't remember what happened before a tornado swept her away when she was a toddler. All she knows is that it landed her near an enclosure in a Nebraska zoo; and there an elephant named Nyah protected her from the storm. With no trace of her birth family, Lex grew up at the zoo with Nyah and her elephant family; her foster father, Roger; her best friend, Fisher; and the wind whispering in her ear.Now that she's twelve, Lex is finally old enough to help with the elephants. But during their first training session, Nyah sends her a telepathic image of the woods outside the zoo.

About the Author

Celesta Rimington

Celesta writes magical stories for middle grade readers. Her debut novel THE ELEPHANT'S GIRL (Crown Books for Young Readers and Random House Children's Books) is on multiple state lists including the 2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award. It won the 2020 Reading the West Book Award and is a Junior Library Guild selection. Her second novel, TIPS FOR MAGICIANS (Crown BFY and RHCB) , is also a Junior Library Guild selection. Celesta has lived in nearly every region of the United States, and her settings are inspired by these places and what makes them unique. She writes about belonging, friendship, and family with a mixture of animals, storms, and a dash of magic. Celesta has a performing arts background and a degree in sociology. She enjoys an extensive amount of musical theater, dance, and film production with her two creative kids. Review Policy: I only review books I enjoyed enough to highly recommend, therefore, you won't see any low-star reviews here.

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