Book: Orphan Ellie


“Orphan Ellie” is a sweet story about a day in the life of orphaned elephants living at a rescue until they are able to return to the wild. This endearing story is a sweet and appropriate introduction for younger children (4 to 8 years old) about the plight of African elephants, who are facing a threat of extinction, primarily due to poaching for their ivory tusks.

Written and illustrated by author/artist Carrie Lench, who first became inspired by the work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust when she saw the surrogate mom, clad-in-plaid elephant keepers and orphan elephants in a nature magazine some 35 years ago. Carrie hopes that this book will also inspire your child to have a deep love and appreciation for elephants, and through your purchase you are contributing to the life-saving efforts of these majestic creatures. A portion of proceeds from every purchase donated to DSWT for their on-going work in elephant rescues, conservation, and anti-poaching efforts.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept returns or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

Refunds will be given for defective products returned within 2 weeks, or you may choose a replacement item. Keep in mind that this is a small, handmade shop designed to raise funds for elephant conservation. In addition to donating the funds raised, I also donate my time. I strive to create high quality products, but if for any reason you are dissatisfied just let me know. I want you to be happy and return for more products that are helping in the fight to save elephants!


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