The Elephant

Elephant page heading
University of Queensland Press

‘Your dad won’t fix your bike – until you fix your dad.’

Olive’s father has a sadness so big that she imagines it as an enormous elephant following him around.  Every day Olive sees the elephant. And every day, she wishes it would go.

With the help of her cheery grandad and best friend, Arthur, Olive sets out to chase the elephant away.

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  • Winner 2018 Children’s Book Award, Queensland Literary Awards
  • Shortlisted 2018 CBCA Younger Readers
  • Shortlisted 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
  • Shortlisted 2018 Australian Book Industry Award
Pete’s odd fact

My first novel, this book still has a bunch of illustrations, including the elephant silhouette chapter headings.  Each elephant silhouette is slightly different, and there are nearly 40 of them altogether.  They also help to tell the story towards the end… see if you notice what I mean.

The Elephant book trailer