"A delightful book. Good for children but to be enjoyed by adults, too."
At times sad and poignant but always enthralling and exhilarating, this is a story that captures the wonders of India as seen through the eyes of a young English girl.
1954. Melanie is six years old.
With her parents, she moves to Bombay, (now Mumbai) India, where her father has been posted. Lonely, anxious and unsettled, she finds it difficult to find her place in a country so different from England.
But before long, entranced by the emotive beauty of her surroundings, she unexpectedly wins the trust and affection of a young elephant - and her loneliness is banished.