Trudy E McNair

A small elephant named Atwater washes up on an island with his prized possession, a rather worn but still colorful umbrella.  The homesick elephant is comforted and befriended by a clever green parrot named Tripp.  Together they embark on a journey of self-discovery to find their way home.

Explore the interesting life of Queen Victoria, who promised “I will be good,” and her German husband, Albert, who brought the Christmas tree to England and was the organizer of the first World’s Fair to showcase the industry and inventions of the world. The Victorian Age loved both the medieval past and the modern age.

Discover the traditions of sending Christmas cards, decorating the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, and the genius of the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, who, more than any writer, captured the spirit of A Victorian Christmas.

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"Children of all ages who read Trudy McNair's book The Victorian Age and the Origins of Christmas Traditions will find themselves transported back to an age filled with wonder that will capture their imaginations.  This book is filled with beautiful illustrations, and the two poems at the end are a bonus." - Patti Riva, educator and animal advocate. 

"A wonderful addition to any child's library is Atwater the Elephant by Trudy McNair.  The story follows the journey of an elephant and a parrot who become best buddies as they share a fun-filled adventure on the high seas." - Patti Riva, educator and animal advocate.

McNair Publishing

Atwater the Elephant

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