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The Smallest Elephant in the World
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Milton Glaser Alvin Tresselt
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The Smallest Elephant in the World

Milton Glaser Alvin Tresselt



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40 pages

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Age range 4 to 8 Mocked throughout the jungles of India, the smallest elephant in the world - no bigger than a house cat - has decided enough is enough and it's time to go!

If he's no bigger than a house cat, then a house is where he belongs! After a long journey, this smallest elephant in the world finds himself a home with a nice little boy inside. Unfortunately, the boy's mother doesn't believe elephants make suitable house pets...

First published in 1959, The Smallest Elephant in the World, written by Alvin Tresselt and illustrated by Milton Glaser, is a witty, sweet, and funny tale of friendship, unlikely disguise, and the search for home.

By:   Alvin Tresselt
Illustrated by:   Milton Glaser
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 175mm, 
ISBN:   9781592702619
ISBN 10:   1592702619
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   August 2019
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

Alvin Tresselt (1916-2000) was the author of more than fifty books for children, which have sold over a million copies altogether. White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, won a Caldecott Medal in 1948, and Hide and Seek Frog, also illustrated by Duvoisin, won a Caldecott Honor Award. He was also the editor of Humpty Dumpty's Magazine, a children's publication, and executive editor and vice president of Parents' Magazine Press from 1967 to 1974. Milton Glaser (b.1929) is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. He has had the distinction of one-man-shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. He was selected for the lifetime achievement award of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (2004) and the Fulbright Association (2011), and in 2009 he was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of the Arts award. As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter, Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, and is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design to this day.

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