Randal Harris - Tua and the Elephant
Oct 10 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room - 4th Floor Board Room
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Join MI member author Randal Harris and his editor Tamra Tuller (Chronicle Books) as he presents and reads from Tua and the Elephant and shares his writing and publishing experience. Tua has been reviewed by the New York Times. It also is a Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee for 2013-2014.
If you are interested in Children’s publishing this event will provide a unique insight into the process. If you are working on a similar project this is a great opportunity to learn from Randal’s experiences.
Ten-year-old Tua—Thai for “peanut”—has everything she needs at home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, except for one thing she’s always wanted: a sister. In the market one day, Tua makes an accidental acquaintance—one with wise, loving eyes, remarkable strength, and a very curious trunk. And when Tua meets Pohn-Pohn, it’s clear this elephant needs her help. Together, the unusual team sets off on a remarkable journey to escape from Pohn-Pohn’s vile captors. From the bustling night market to the hallowed halls of a Buddhist temple and finally, to the sanctuary of an elephant refuge, this clever girl and her beloved companion find that right under their noses is exactly what each has been searching for: a friend. Tua and the Elephant has been reviewed by the New York Times and is a Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee for 2013-2014.
R.P. Harris has traveled the world with his wife, spending much time in Asia, including Chiang Mai, Thailand, where this story was born. He worked as a bartender off and on in North Beach for thirty years when not living, working, and traveling overseas. He currently lives and writes in San Francisco. This is his first book.