Mpole is a 12-year-old African elephant who has been forced to leave the Herd. He must now prove himself by passing The Seven Tests (Mitihani Saba) so that he can become Accepted as a young male. Mpole's problem, however is that he does things gradually...and that includes thinking. How... read more
The book (and the whole Paka Mdogo series) has been written with 7-12 year old readers principally in mind, but has been welcomed as a great read for young adults...and adults. The series is becoming increasingly popular in Elementary, Primary and Middle Schools for whole-class use, and with parents offering homeschooling to their children, since it is supported by an extensive set of free teaching and learning resources downloadable from http://www.litworks.com/childrens.php .
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