The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington
What a wonderfully magical, heartfelt, middle grade story full of mystery and friendship. I fell in love with Lex and all the animals at the zoo she adores especially the elephants. With a mostly realistic plot line except a friendly ghost and animal communication, The Elephants girl has everything I looked for in a book when I was 10. A smart, brave, determined heroin who has a special connection to animals and a gripping mystery she has to solve all wrapped up with a heartwarming tale of finding family. Love this book!!