Ryke Leigh Douglas
The book begins with Jabari, a male elephant, defending the herd from hyenas. When Jabari’s daughter Tumuleng is born, she grows and learns how to survive in a world filled with danger and environmental challenges. After some exciting encounters, the book ends happily as Tumeleng and her family take in Rafiki, an orphan whose parents were killed by poachers.
BlueInk Review, an influential book review company, said, “The illustrations are excellent, with realistic-looking elephants easily discernible from one another, and the visuals carry a sense of excitement throughout Tumeleng’s adventures… Children will enjoy this fictional glimpse into the lives of these grand and majestic creatures.”