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When 16-year-old Chessie is shipped off to spend the summer with her ancient great-gram in middle-of-nowhere, Kenya, that’s bad enough. But when Chessie finds an ivory needle and is contacted by the spirit of Jhelani--an eons-dead elephant--her summer takes a total left turn toward weird.
Communicating with cryptic songs and strange symbols, Jhelani’s desperate message slowly emerges: if someone cannot save the last of her once-immortal tribe, the Earth may pay an unknown price.
But is any of the mysterious message real? That’s what Chessie can’t figure out. And even if it is real, what’s she supposed to do about it? Dangerous adventures are so not her thing.
After stumbling across the grisly sight of an elephant family slaughtered by poachers in the national park, Chessie comes to a decision: she doesn’t want to be someone who sits on the sidelines, scared to act.
Chessie and her brother Bent set out across the savanna to find the two remaining elephants of Jhelani’s tribe, with no idea that heavily armed poachers are already closing in. When she and Bent are captured, Chessie will need every spec of courage she can summon to save them.
The Ivory Needle is an exciting young adult adventure with a hefty dose of laughs, tears, and magic, suitable for ages 14 to adult.