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Trumpet Calls

 | Book Awards 2022 | Writings for Young Adults

Trumpet Calls

To some, elephants are the guardians of forests; to others, they are sacred symbols. They were comrades-in-arms to kings and queens in one time, and objects of entertainment in another. Drawing from contemporary accounts, world history and mythologies, this book explores the complex relationship between elephants and humans across the ages. You will meet elephants who can fly and vanquish nightmares, turn the tide of a battle, trek up mountains and swim like champions, avenge wrongs and form lifelong bonds. Joyful, moving and sometimes heart-breaking, Trumpet Calls takes you on the trail of one of the most majestic creatures on earth.

Full Title: Trumpet Calls: Epic Tales of Extraordinary Elephants

Author: Nalini Ramachandran
Publisher: Hachette India

Award Category: Writings for Young Adults
About the Book: 

To some, elephants are the guardians of forests; to others, they are sacred symbols – worthy of being worshipped. They were comrades-in-arms to kings and queens in one time, and objects of entertainment in another.

Drawing from contemporary accounts, world history and mythologies, this enlightening book, peppered with fascinating facts and gorgeous illustrations, explores the complex relationship between elephants and humans across the ages.

Here, you will meet elephants who can fly and vanquish nightmares, turn the tide of a battle, trek up mountains and swim like champions, avenge wrongs and form lifelong bonds.

Funny, joyful, often profoundly moving and sometimes downright heartbreaking, Trumpet Calls takes you on the wild and wondrous trail of the most majestic creature on earth.


About the Author: 

Nalini Ramachandran is always looking for interesting stories to tell – of glorious goddesses, daunting demons, stealthy shapeshifters, wondrous wildlife, inspirational innovators and ordinary objects. Her works, both fiction and non-fiction, have appeared in a range of formats: comics and graphic novels, newspaper articles and magazine features, school textbooks and coffee-table books, animation scripts and film screenplays. She is the author of Gods, Giants and the Geography of India (published by Hachette India) and multiple other children’s books. To know more about her, visit www.authornalini.com.


Excerpt: 

To some, elephants are the guardians of forests; to others, they are sacred symbols – worthy of being worshipped. They were comrades-in-arms to kings and queens in one time, and objects of entertainment in another.

Drawing from contemporary accounts, world history and mythologies, this enlightening book, peppered with fascinating facts and gorgeous illustrations, explores the complex relationship between elephants and humans across the ages.

Here, you will meet elephants who can fly and vanquish nightmares, turn the tide of a battle, trek up mountains and swim like champions, avenge wrongs and form lifelong bonds.

Funny, joyful, often profoundly moving and sometimes downright heartbreaking, Trumpet Calls takes you on the wild and wondrous trail of the most majestic creature on earth.


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