(From the publisher):
Ben Barks loved elephants long before he'd seen one. He sometimes wondered how that love started...
It's been a whole year since Ben's mother died, and nothing has soothed his broken heart, except thinking about elephants, those magnificent creatures his mother loved too. Imagining their awesome grace always calms him in a way that his sad father and closest friends never can. When a one-ring circus comes to Ben's small town, he discovers Sala, an elephant who survived a wicked trainer's abuses. And soon, their powerful bond becomes a miraculous healer, and gives Ben renewed hope for the future.
Original title: A Perfect Friend
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Illness, Death, And Dying
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Animals→ Zoos And Wild Animals