Thunder:An Elephant's Journey

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Thunder:An Elephant's Journey

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First edition
Author Erik Daniel Shein
L. M. Reker
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's book
Publisher World Castle Publishing
Publication date
2016
ISBN 978-1-62989-564-2

Thunder:An Elephant's Journey is a literary series for children by Erik Daniel Shein and L. M. Reker. [1] It was first published in 2016 by World Castle Publishing. [2] [3] Thunder:An Elephant's Journey was the finalist in 2017 International Book Awards in the category Children's fiction. [4]

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Summary

Thunder is the protagonist of the series who is an African pygmy elephant. [5] Thunder lives in Africa with his tribe and his mother. He is very close to his mother who teaches him to communicate and how to protect himself from dangers in Savannah, especially from Uprights. Elephants of Africa call humans, Upright. Thunder leads a wonderful and happy life while playing with his friends and wandering through Savannah in search of food until one day when Drago, a poacher, captures some of his friends and tribe members. However, Thunder and a parrot named Penelope manage to escape. Thunder misses his friends and loved ones a lot. With help of Soma, a rhinoceros, Thunder sets off on a quest to find his herd. The story is about how Thunder makes it back to his mother and friends. [3] [2]

Protagonist the main character of a creative work

A protagonist is the leading character of a story.

Pygmy elephant subspecies of mammal (modern elephant species, compare Q5656368)

Pygmy elephants live in both Africa and Asia. The African pygmy elephant, formerly described as "Loxodonta pumilio", is currently considered to be a tiny morph of the African forest elephant . The Borneo elephant, a well-documented variety of elephant, is also called "pygmy elephant." This elephant, inhabiting tropical rainforest in north Borneo, was long thought to be identical to the Asian elephant and descended from a captive population. In 2003, DNA comparison revealed them to be probably a new subspecies.

Africa The second largest and second most-populous continent, mostly in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. The majority of the continent and its countries are in the Northern Hemisphere, with a substantial portion and number of countries in the Southern Hemisphere.

Context and authors

The story focuses on the concept of preserving the planet and its species from illegal poaching. [2] The book is a lesson in determination and perseverance for readers of all ages. The book was published in 2016 and has been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews and Barnes & Noble. [2] [6] [7] The authors of Thunder:An Elephant's Journey are Erik Daniel Shein and L. M. Reker. Erik Daniel Shein is an American writer and entrepreneur born in 1966. He is also a philanthropist and animal health advocate. [8] L. M. Reker is an educator and author based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also a professor of English. [9]

Endangered species Species of organisms facing a very high risk of extinction

An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct. Endangered (EN), as categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, is the second most severe conservation status for wild populations in the IUCN's schema after Critically Endangered (CR).

Game law

Game laws are statutes which regulate the right to pursue and take or kill certain kinds of fish and wild animal (game). Their scope can include the following: restricting the days to harvest fish or game, restricting the number of animals per person, restricting species harvested, and limiting weapons and fishing gear used. Hunters, fishermen and lawmakers generally agree that the purposes of such laws is to balance the needs for preservation and harvest and to manage both environment and populations of fish and game. Game laws can provide a legal structure to collect license fees and other money which is used to fund conservation efforts as well as to obtain harvest information used in wildlife management practice.

<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> American semi-monthly book review magazine founded by Virginia Kirkus in 1933, independent to 1970

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