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Weighing The Elephant (Folktale)

In a small Chinese village lives a baby elephant, Huan-huan. The evil Emperor issues an impossible puzzle: the villagers can save Huan-huan only if they can deduce how much it weighs. A child comes up with an ingenious, scientifically sound answer.

Lexile Measure: 920L (What's this?)

Series: Folktale

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Annick Press (September 1, 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1550375261

ISBN-13: 978-1550375268

Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.3 x 0.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #2,455,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #78 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Weight #16701 in Books > Children's Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

Age Range: 4 - 7 years

Grade Level: Preschool and up

This book is about a small boy who's elephant is taken from him by the Emperor. In order to get his elephant back, the Emperor challenges the boy and his village to come up with the elephant's exact weight. The boy lives a simple life but is not to simple to outsmart the Emperor. The challenge was believed to be an impossible one, however the boy uses basic logic to come up with a method to weigh the elephant and is reunited with the elephant after providing his correct weight to the Emperor. The book is touching and thought provoking and the art work is excellent as well. A book I would highly recommend for your children.

A discovery of a scientific principle, inside marvelous story.The watercolors set the mood beautifully.A winner for ALL ages !

I have an old, torn-apart version of this book, and I absolutely adore it. Iit's a beautiful colleection of short stories from Asia that are really entertaining, cute and clever. And it's not too long. A great children's book.

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