Waterstones have announced their Books of the Month for January – and we’re absolutely delighted that The Girl Who Stole an Elephant has been chosen as their Children’s Book of the Month!
Written by Nizrana Farook and with cover art by David Dean, The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is a thrilling and enchanting jungle adventure, featuring a courageous hero and real peril, set in the lush jungle!
Nizrana said: “What thrilling news to start the year! I’m so happy that The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is stomping into Waterstones as children’s book of the month.”
Kirsty Stansfield, Nosy Crow’s Head of Fiction and the editor of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant, said: “I couldn’t be happier for Nizrana and her lovely book. It’s tusk what the doctor ordered for a grey, dr-ear-y January!”
Waterstones will be releasing a special blue cover to celebrate this news, while the original purple cover will be available on our website, as well as from independent bookstores.
Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen’s jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang?
Read the first chapter below:
People are already trumpeting about this wonderful new adventure:
“The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is as rich, dazzling and alluring as a pouchful of royal jewels, and as triumphant as a trumpeting elephant! I loved it!” – Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs
“A glorious, fast-paced adventure through the jungle. The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is adventuring at its best; a mystery, a jewel thief, and escape into the jungle with an elephant at your side.” – Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk
We’ll be sharing lots more The Girl Who Stole an Elephant news over the next month, and if you pick up a copy from Waterstones this month – we’d love to hear from you – get in touch on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!
Thank you, Waterstones, for championing The Girl Who Stole an Elephant, and congratulations, Nizrana!