Elephant run

Setting off on elephant back, they will risk their lives to save Nick's father and Mya's brother from a Japanese POW camp. However, Hannibal attacks them, due to the presence of tiger skins on Moto's jeep, and the group is liberated by Bernard and Kachin scouts, who parachuted in to destroy the airfield at Hawk's Nest.

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While there, Nick is routinely beaten by a crippled elderly Japanese sympathizer named Bukong but is otherwise left unscathed by the Japanese. In this thrilling journey through the jungles of Burma, Roland Smith explores the far-reaching effects of World War II, while introducing readers to the fascinating world of wild timber elephants and their mahouts. In , bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. If they do, they fit the biomechanical definition for running. Even the Japanese characters are interesting, from the prison commandant to the curious officer who speaks in haiku. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick's mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family's teak plantation. S El Elephant Run is a young adult historical novel by Roland Smith, first published in And that needs to be a very sturdy device. Elephant Run begins as a tale of cultural adaptation.

I feel like the book had a lot of potential but none of it was tapped into. His mother lives in London.

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All of which puts Nick — and the middle school reader — smack dab in the middle of events that determine what sort of young man he really is. When Nick gets to Burm This is possibly one of the most disappointing books I have ever read. I choose this book because it had a very interesting cover, and it was the only book I could find on short notice. Japanese soldiers invade, and Nick's father is taken prisoner. Nick Freestone and Mya became a couple, his stepfather and mother are happy and, Jack Freestone, Hilltop, and Hannibal are in good terms. Although I had some doubt in the beginning, the book really pulled through in the third or fourth chapter. Little does she know that the Japanese have captured Rangoon. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick's mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family's teak plantation. He meets Nang the foreman, his daughter Mya, and his son Indaw, a mahout. Not long after, though, Nick is captured by an amiable soldier, Sergeant Sonji, whom Nick initially takes to be crazy. Elephant Run tells the tale of Nick Freestone.

The book fast forwards towhere the Freestones have moved to the Australian Bush and opened a cattle ranch. Oct 17, Nate S rated it did not like it This is possibly one of the most disappointing books I have ever read.

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He remains there for ten months as a servant of sorts to Colonel Nagayoshi, the Japanese commander of Hawk's Nest.

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See our disclaimer In this thrilling journey through the jungles of Burma, Smith explores the far-reaching effects of World War II, while introducing readers to the fascinating world of wild timber elephants and their "mahouts.

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Elephant Run by Roland Smith