How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books

Kirsty Jenkins loves the allotment her grandfather lovingly tends and, just before he dies, he asks Kirsty to look after it for him. Unfortunately, Mr Thomas from the council has other ideas and insists the allotment must go to the next person on the waiting list.

Finding herself up against official opposition, Kirsty recruits her step-brother and sister in her campaign to keep her promise and together they formulate an ingenious, intricate and almost believable plan to steal an elephant from the local museum and hold it to ransom.

A beautifully written story which has warmth, humour, excitement and an underlying poignancy and also explores bereavement and the nature of grieving in an accessible and sensitive way.

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