The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant

By Michelle Cuevas ’04. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011. A novel for children ages 6 to 11 that includes illustrations by Caldecott award-winner Ed Young, this book tells the story of Pigeon Jones, who has grown up on the back of an artistically-gifted white elephant named Birch. Pigeon’s first-person voice tells the story of their international journey to search for roots, fame and lost love.