Tusk and Stone
Arjun, a Brahmin boy, is sold into slavery.
Arjun, 14, and his younger sister are traveling to the city when their caravan is attacked by bandits and they are separated. Arjun is sold into the army, and from then on the story is about his survival, his search for his sister, and his travels from one experience and opportunity to the next. Born into the Brahmin class, the boy loses this privilege when he is captured and sold, and must learn much about humility and prejudice. He is instructed in the care and training of elephants, becomes a mahout and a legendary warrior, is wounded in battle, and again taken prisoner, this time becoming a stone carver.
- Ages: 11 - 14
- Grades: 6 - 9
- Pages: 240