A pre-teen fantasy novel, filled with adventure as Frankie helps the elephants on their quest to find The Pachyderm Tree.
The book features an exciting read which enthrals from beginning to end.
Deals with conservation issues which young readers can relate to the characters of the story.
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 …
Author Jill Morsbach
Jill has a BA degree in English and Philosophy from UNISA, and a first class BA Hon-ours degree in English Literature
from Rhodes. The Pachyderm Tree is her third pre-teen fantasy novel. Her other novels include Shaka’s Computer and
Smallest Planet which are for the older reader.