The Hope of Elephants (Kobo eBook)

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An inspiring coming-of-age novel in verse about weathering the uncertainty that comes with family illness perfect for fans of Starfish and Red, White, and Whole.

Cass and her parents haven’t let her dad’s cancer stop them from having a good life—full of love and poems and one annual World Series game. Now that Dad’s cancer is back, Cass overhears the doctor say that she has a 50% chance of inheriting her dad's genetic mutation, Li-Fraumeni syndrome. There’s a genetic test Cass can take that will tell her for sure. There’s still so much she wants to do—play baseball, study at the zoo, travel the world with her best friend, Jayla. Would it be better not to know?

When it turns out Dad’s cancer is worse this time, Cass is determined to keep up their World Series tradition while navigating all the change and uncertainty that lies ahead.

Poignant and powerful, Cass’s story brings the pains and anxiety linked with illness to the surface, and reminds us that sometimes hope is worth holding on to.

Praise for The Hope of Elephants:

  • A Bank Street Best Children's Book of 2023
  • An NCTE Notable Poetry Book of 2022
  • A 2022 Cybils finalist for Novels in Verse
  • A Whitney Awards finalist
Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781632898463
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication Date: September 5th, 2022