The elephant war
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The elephant war by Gillian Avery

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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .
Written in English



  • England


  • Elephants -- Fiction.,
  • England -- Fiction.

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When P. T. Barnum decides to take Jumbo to America, Aunt Louisa and the Oxford children band together to save the animal and begin The Elephant War of England.

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Gillian Avery. With drawings by John Verney.
ContributionsVerney, John, illus.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.A939 El5
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5758743M
ISBN 100030863074
LC Control Number71146713

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