“…an affecting animal story and a well-paced adventure.”--School Library Journal
"First novelist Kelly crafts a layered, convincing tale of interspecies friendship between individuals who care for each other within the confines of enslavement.”--Horn Book
“A heartfelt…addition to the literature promoting better treatment of our fellow animals.”--Kirkus
"Lynne Kelly has written a story that unwraps the heart and asks it to be brave, loyal, and above all, kind. Readers of all ages will worry for Hastin as he marks the wall that records his bondage to a cruel master, but they will ultimately celebrate his jubilant triumph. This story unwrapped my own heart." –Kathi Appelt, author of the Newbery Honor and New York Times bestseller The Underneath
An emotionally charged middle grade book that readers of all ages will learn from.
A beautiful job showing the connected hearts of animals and humans, as well as how we can take control of our lives, even in horrible circumstances.
And just to warn you, after you read this book, you are going to want to go out and hug an elephant.
What an amazing debut novel! Chained is a gripping, heart-wrenchng story. My student hurt for Hastin and then cheered for him and the elephant as they triumphed over great... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Tere Hager
Elephants! A 10-year-old boy, a younger sister, a mom, a stray dog, and the memory of a good father, who lost his life, too early. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Librarian Linda
The relationship between boy and elephant was remarkable. I could feel the connection.
Sadly even today many elephants are trained using an elephant hook.
I read this book with my 11 year old son who is a reluctant reader to say the least. While he will never admit to liking a book or reading, I think this book had a huge impact on... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Best book I ever read. Recommended to any age group. Word was the same generated world on the end of a wimpy kidPublished 3 months ago by Tony
This book is wonderful because it brought me to wow. I love this book I would give it 2 thumbs up. :-)Published 4 months ago by Dave
Chained leaves the reader satisfied with the Walt Disney ending. My kind of book with a heart felt bond between a young boy trying to protect his mother and sister as he travels to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sherry
The unusual topic was one of the reasons that I found this book interesting. The author did an amazing job of connecting the reader to the main character and his horrible... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michele