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Balarama: A Royal Elephant
by Lewin and Lewin

How would you like to weigh 11,000 pounds?
How much of your room would you take up if you were 21 feet long and 11 feet tall?
If you were that big and lived in India, what would your life be like?
How would people treat you? Would you be in danger?
If you chased children, what do you think would happen?
When it was time for the big celebration in Mysore, what do
you think YOU would be expected to do?

In Balarama: A Royal Elephant by authors and illustrators, Ted and Betsy Lewin, you will discover the answers to these and many other questions about these elephants and the traditions in India. It might even make you want to travel to the extraordinary destination of India for next year's celebration.

Research Links
Ted Lewin and Betsy Lewin

Caldecott-winning Illustrator, Ted Lewin
Caldecott-winning Illustrator, Betsy Lewin
Asian Elephants
About Elephants
Wikipedia: Elephants
National Geographic Elephants
National Geographic, Elephants, Big Talkers
Defenders of Wildlife: Elephants

Interactive Map of the World

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*The White Elephant by Sid Fleischman Kids Wings Unit in The Ripple Effect
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The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling
The Blind Men and the Elephant

*A 53-page unit collection PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for Balarama, A Royal Elephant by Ted and Betsy Lewin,
The White Elephant
(3rd grade reading level) by Sid Fleischman, and
The Ballet of the Elephants by Leda Schubert is now available!


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