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Kehret, Peg.
SAVING LILLY
New York : Pocket Books, 2001.
IL 3-6, RL 5.7
ISBN 0671034227

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Imagine that one of your teacherís has given you an assignment to write a paper on how circus animals are treated and what laws are supposed to protect them.  After doing all that research you didnít like what you found out and vowed never to visit a circus again.  At the same time another teacher issues a challenge to your class and promises if it is met they will get a special treat, a trip to the traveling circus thatís coming to town.  Thatís just the situation that Erin and David find themselves in, in Saving Lilly.  When their teacher wonít listen to them they have to come up with another plan.  What about Lilly, the elephant that is about to be sold to a hunting park?  Can one class of sixth graders make a difference in the lives of circus animals?  Find out by reading Saving Lilly by Peg Kehret.  (Beth Lindsay, Senior Librarian, Youth Services, South County Regional Library blindsay@leegov.com,  Sunshine State list 2003-2004 Grades 3-5)

Booktalk #2

Erin Wrenn and her friend David and Mrs. Dawsonís 6th grade class have to read 300 books to win a prize. But that wasnít their only problem. They had to save Lilly! She was the circus elephant. Their class won the challenge but they were going to go to the circus that Lilly was in. Well Erin and David did a T.A.G project on circuses. The circus that mistreats the animals very badly, well they didnít want to go. At Harborview Elementary Mrs.Mapes, Dr. Martinez, and Mrs. Dawson try to help the students think of fundraisers to buy Lilly and send her to an elephant sanctuary. Do you think they will raise enough money? Read the book and find out!  (Jordan Stull, Meeker Elementary)

SUBJECTS:     Elephants - Fiction.
                        Circus -- Fiction.
                        Animals -- Treatment -- Fiction.

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