The Night the Elephants Cried - A Story of the Tsunami
Title: The Night the Elephants Cried - A Story of the Tsunami
Author: Nancy H. Murray
Jerry Edmunds, a British teenager, is an apprentice to the mahouts and works with their trekking elephants on Thailand’s beaches. He and his sister, Elsbeth, meet Gail, an American girl at elephant camp. The three teens’ unique adventures take a disastrous turn when a natural catastrophe threatens.
WINNER of the 2011 International Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. Jerry, a British teen, has a dream job; he assists the elephant trainers on the beaches in Thailand. There, he meets a terrific American girl, Gail, who shares his love for elephants. Life is good except for his annoying sister, Elsbeth. The threesome share adventures in paradise. But the morning after Christmas, Jerry sees water receding from the beach. Out on the horizon a fine, white line grows ever larger. Within seconds, he faces a crucial decision. Is this why the elephants were crying last night? Did they know something was coming? Something bad? He faces an agonizing choice, one that could mean life or death for him and others.