|Author|| Erik Daniel Shein |
L. M. Reker
|Publisher||World Castle Publishing|
Thunder:An Elephant's Journey is a literary series for children by Erik Daniel Shein and L. M. Reker.It was first published in 2016 by World Castle Publishing. Thunder:An Elephant's Journey was the finalist in 2017 International Book Awards in the category Children's fiction.
Thunder is the protagonist of the series who is an African pygmy elephant.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.
A protagonist is the leading character of a story.
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.
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The story focuses on the concept of preserving the planet and its species from illegal poaching.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. 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. L. M. Reker is an educator and author based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also a professor of English.
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