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Saving Shimba

Nomi Levitsky
AGE: 4-8

Shimba, the baby elephant, arrives at the nursery for orphaned elephants in Africa after his mother is killed by poachers. Daphne and her father find him wandering all alone lost in the bush and take him to the orphanage they run. They show him his cozy new house and introduce him to the other elephants: Lenana the matriarch, Chiyulu her second-in-command, naughty Lamputa, and wise Lisenjie. But it`s hard for little Shimba to adjust to his new life: he is sad and he misses his mom. Daphne and the other little elephants embrace Shimba, comfort him and shower him with love. They understand that the only thing Shimba really needs is love, and lots of it.
A heartwarming book based on the true story of little Shimba - whom the author adopted on the Internet - and a charity organization that started an elephant orphanage in Nairobi.

Illustrations: Dani Kerman

Levitsky Saving Shimba
Title Saving Shimba
Author’s Last Name Levitsky
Author's First Name Nomi
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Kinneret
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2008
No. Pages 45 pp
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Lehatzil Et Shimba
Representation Represented by ITHL

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