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Great Reads from Great Places

"How to Be an Elephant" by Katherine Roy

Age: 7-11 years

“How to Be an Elephant” (Roaring Brook) delves into the intricate family dynamics at play in a typical African herd of elephants. An infant elephant has precious little time to learn the incredible array of skills that are necessary to keep up, from projecting her voice across a 10-octave range to using the 100,000 muscles in her trunk to stay hydrated. With the help of her mother, sisters, cousins and aunts, she'll learn how to survive, how to thrive and how to be an elephant.

Katherine Roy is the author-illustrator of several books about science, history and big adventures. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she currently lives with her husband and young son in Oregon.

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Learn more about the 2021 Great Reads from Great Places book selections in this video series