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A look at the friendship between conservationist Lawrence Anthony and the elephant herd he rescues. When the elephants need to be relocated, Anthony knows that if he does not take the herd to Thula Thula, his animal reserve in Zululand, South Africa, the animals risk being killed by poachers. Slowly, he gains the elephants’ trust, which develops into a lasting bond; even after Lawrence tries to distance himself from the elephants, granting them their independence, the elephants never forget him. This informational picture book drawn with effective acrylic illustrations is supplemented with backmatter that includes information about elephants, Lawrence Anthony, and Thula Thula, an author's note and a list of additional resources.