Author(s): Maria Elena Walsh
What would you do if you woke up one morning and found a huge and lonely elephant at your door? An elephant with a letter hanging from its ear, saying: "My name is Dailan Kifki, and I beg you not to be alarmed at the fact that I'm an elephant..."? Well, you would probably adopt him too, wouldn't you? But when Dailan Kifki falls ill and ends up at the top of a tree, only the fire brigade can get him down. Unfortunately, the fireman who arrives seems more interested in flying away with the elephant than bringing him back to earth...And so a charming, surreal and very funny adventure begins, complete with fold-up forests, a grumpy dwarf, an unhelpful brother and a highly suspicious umbrella.
Young and old will enjoy the work of this unique artist El Mundo What was written by Maria Elena can be seen as the most important work of all time in its genre, comparable to Lewis Carroll's Alice or Pinocchio Leopoldo Brizuela A fascinating, funny novel with a wicked sense of humor -- Sergio Andricain BBC
Maria Elena Walsh (1930 - 2011) was an Argentinian poet, novelist, musician, playwright, writer and composer, mainly known for her songs and books for children. She was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize, and one of the songs she wrote became a civil rights anthem during the military dictatorship in Argentina. She wrote more than 40 children's books over her lifetime, and was considered a 'living legend, cultural hero [and] crest of nearly every childhood'.