Zola’s Elephant

Picture Book

by Randall de Sève, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
October 2018 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US)

When Zola moves into the neighborhood, her new neighbor is too shy to go over and introduce herself. Plus, she knows Zola must already have a friend to play with—an elephant! But soon the little girl discovers that what we imagine is not always true. Being brave can lead to new friendships—and worlds richer than what we can imagine alone.

This gentle story by New York Times bestselling author Randall de Sève is adorned with the lush illustrations of the two-time Caldecott Honor-winning Pamela Zagarenski.

Randall de Sève is the author of New York Times bestseller Toy Boat, The Duchess of Whimsy, Mathilda and the Orange Balloon, Peanut and Fifi Have a Ball and A Fire Truck Named Red. Randall spent many fun-filled years teaching young children at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY, where she now lives with her husband and two daughters. She also contributes to Redbook Magazine online. Visit her online at randalldeseve.com.

Pamela Zagarenski is the winner of two Caldecott Honors. The books she has illustrated have also been Booklist Editor’s Choices, Horn Book Fanfare and Bulletin Blue Ribbon books, winners of Bank Street’s Claudia Lewis Award, and translated into many languages. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates paintings and has a gift card line. She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at pzagarenski.com.