Maxine the Strong-Willed Elephant

Category: Littlest Angels
Author: Dorris Fortson
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616337445 1616337443
Paperback ISBN: 9781616337452 1616337451
eBook ISBN: 9781616337469 161633746X

Maxine the Strong-Willed Elephant parallels the true story of an abandoned baby in Africa who found a new family at Neema House Arusha. Neema means Grace in the Swahili language and is a home for abandoned and orphaned babies in Arusha, Tanzania. Maxine was very tiny when she was born and left alone. She weighed just a little more than two pounds. After coming to Neema House, one day Maxine became very sick and Bekah, an EMT living at Neema, raced her to the hospital where the doctor said, “This baby will not make it.” Bekah replied, “Oh yes she will, she is as strong-willed as an elephant.” And so began the story of Maxine the strong-willed elephant.
We hope you enjoy Maxine’s story. You can see pictures of the real Maxine on the web site for Neema House Arusha at All proceeds from this book go to Neema House Arusha. Really they do! Bless you for buying her book.

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