The Pachyderm Tree by Jill Morsbach
01 Nov 2010
After an accident in a game park, spoilt city boy Frankie Frans, finds that he is able to ‘mind talk’ to the animals. He is persuaded by a group of desperate elephants to lead them on a quest to find the Pachyderm Tree of the ancient elephant legend. The elephants have no choice – if they do not find the tree and eat of its magical fruit a terrible fate awaits them.
Frankie meets the dying Wainona and he learns about the haunted, Dark Forest and the Circle of Death.
Tragedy strikes and blood is shed as elephant meets man. And then, as the clouds move away, a miracle unfolds …
This is Jill Morsbach’s third novel for children; she lives in Durbanville, Cape Town.
Date of Publication: November 2010