An Elephant's Journey

From the moment Thunder took his first step, it was clear that his footsteps would make quite an impression on the world around him.

The tiny elephant's life was pretty much perfect until one fateful night when poachers crept into it. In the cloak of darkness, they sprang on his herd, separating him from his mother and the rest of the African pygmy herd. After a harrowing escape, Thunder must dig deep inside to find the courage to find his way home. With helpful friends and the watchful eye of the Great Tusker in the sky, Thunder's journey is the adventure of a lifetime.


L. M. Reker earned a Bachelor of Arts in English (1965) and a Master of Arts in Education (1972) from Arizona State University.

Praise for this book

Thunder is a young pygmy forest elephant, forced into an incredible journey when he is separated from his mother by poachers. The characters of our story are broad and diverse, yet together strong and capable. The witty banter entertains, while the strength of heart unites and uplifts. It brings a clear focus of our need for each other, and the realities of a world contrary to it. It's our world, and what happens to it and in it, affects us all. Delightful tales like this awaken, educate and bring hope to humanity.

Darleen Wohlfeil Story Monsters Ink
Cover of Thunder: An Elephant's Journey by Erik Daniel Shein, L. M. Reker and Melissa Davis
Date published
World Castle Publishing

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