A beautifully told original story set in South Africa; now available in paperback.
Sieta has been orphaned by illness and now lives with her aunty in a new home. One day, Sieta's teacher takes the children to see the orphan elephants in a nearby elephant park. The moment Sieta sees the baby elephant Satara, and he looks soulfully at her, each recognises the sadness in the other.
- Deals sensitively with the background issue of children orphaned by AIDS.
- An afterword gives information about the plight of Aids orphans in Africa.
About the author
Lesley Beake has written 49 books for children and teenagers. "Song of Be" was selected as a Children's Book of Note in 1993 and as a Best Book for Young Adults in 1994 by the American Library Association.
About the illustrator
Karin Littlewood has illustrated 13 children’s books. Her first Frances Lincoln book, Mary Hoffman's "The Colour of Home", won a National Literacy Association WOW Award, and was followed by Sally Grindley's "Home for Christmas".
Imprint: Frances Lincoln
Distributor: TL Distribution in Australia & New Zealand
Release Date: February 1, 2008
Dimensions: 240 x 280mm, 32pp