The Elephant

Author(s): Peter Carnavas

Picture Books

'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 Grandad and her best friend, Arthur, Olive sets out to chase the elephant away.But how can Olive move something so big?


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2018 QLA Children's Award Shortlist

Peter Carnavas grew up in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. He became a primary school teacher and it was during this time that he began to immerse himself in picture books. His first book, Jessica's Box, was shortlisted for the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Award and the 2009 CBCA Crichton Award for Emerging Illustrators. He has since written and illustrated many picture books, which have been translated into German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. Peter lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife, two daughters and a scruffy dog that occasionally escapes.

General Fields

  • : 9780702259616
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : 0.226
  • : April 2017
  • : July 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Carnavas
  • : Paperback
  • : 717
  • : en
  • : 180