In The Shadow Of An Elephant

Publication Date: 1st April 2019

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In the Shadow of an Elephant explores the relationship between an orphaned elephant and a small African boy. It touches on poaching, friendship, loss, trust and life coming full circle.

ISBN: 978-0-6482563-1-1 (Hardback)  Price $24.95  Target age group 4 to 10 yrs


Shortlisted for the 2020 Member Book Award at The Society of Women Writers (Children category). 


Short listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2020.


Award-Winning Finalist in the Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction category of the 2019 International Book Awards”.



  • An super review by Anastasia Gonis of Kids Book Review Here.
  • An wonderful review by Romi Sharpe of Just Write for Kids Here.
  • A lovely review by Margaret Hamilton of Pinerolo Here.
  • Please have a look at this amazing first review written by Dimity Powell of Dim’s Write Stuff Here.
  • Please see these lovely two reviews in Buzz Words by Di Bates Here, and by Karen Hendricks Here.

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About the Author: Georgie Donaghey

Georgie Donaghey discovered her love for creative writing at the age of seven. Apart from the colourful tales, she would entertain her classmates and peers with, Georgie entered and won her first competition. Although her hand written award from the Sun Herald Junior writing competition is now faded and the poem she submitted a distant memory, her passion for writing developed into an obsession.

She has written several picture books and a few children’s novels waiting to be shared with the world. Georgie has also tried her hand at an adult murder mystery. One short story for adults was published in the Heat Anthology of short stories published in 2014.

As President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Sutherland branch, Georgie helped educate her local community and renew their love for the adventure of the written word. Shortly before the birth of her third child, Georgie stepped down from the CBCA.

From her supposed ‘quiet’ time Georgie’s dedication to helping other emerging authors was never far from her mind. Unable to find the one place on the internet where emerging children’s authors could find tips, information and at the same time display their work, her imagination went into overdrive. In November 2011 Creative Kids Tales was launched. A website designed by emerging children’s authors for emerging children’s authors.

She even took her love of writing to the airwaves with The Author’s Shelf via community radio.

Georgie is just like any other emerging author – full of passion and hopeful that her books will sit on bookshelves other than her own.

In 2015 Georgie’s first picture book, Lulu was published through DragonTales. In 2017 Lulu was re-released through Wombat Books. Her second picture book, Clover’s BIG Ideas was released through Little Pink Dog Books. Two of her short stories were published in the CKT Story Collection also released in 2017.

You may also wish to visit Georgie’s personal Website, and the Creative Kids Tales Website via the links highlighted.

About the Illustrator: Sandra Severgnini

After being the owner of an art gallery and retail store, Sandra finally decided it was well and truly time to nurture her lifetime passion and focus on the wonder that is children’s picture books.

Her fascination for the amazing world around her inspires her and brings sensitivity and humor to her illustrations.

This is the second book Sandra has illustrated for Little Pink Dog Books, the first being the delightful Where’s Lucky.

More of Sandra’s work can be viewed on her Website.