As a way to celebrate this word, I've posted here and here about objects I have an abundance of.
Today it's ELEPHANTS! It occurred to me yesterday when I was writing about another strand in my writer's DNA. I think elephants, too, are in my DNA. They keep coming up in my work, that's for sure! There was Millie in DON'T FEED THE BOY...
|art by Stephanie Graegin|
....and Miss Fancy, the real-life elephant in my forthcoming historical picture book FRANK AND MISS FANCY, set in 1913, about a black boy's quest to meet the elephant during Jim Crow Birmingham, Alabama. Wait till you see John Holyfield's art for this book... gorgeous!
Around the house I found an elephant parade:
BOOKS about elephants...
|an old one!|
|one I just finished!|
elephant blankets (and not
the Roll Tide variety, either... WAR EAGLE!)
... and elephant art. (This piece was a gift
from a friend who picked it up in India!)
Want to see some rescued elephants living the sweet life? Check out the elecam at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee!