Is there strength in the bond between human beings and animals?
I love animals, and my heart has a special spot for the mighty, intelligent elephant. As I browsed through the stacks one day, I found The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson. What a treasure!
This is a beautiful, emotionally powerful story without being sentimental. Tom Page is a groom in 18th Century, England, who becomes the keeper of two wild elephants brought from exotic Africa. Tom's life seems to mirror the elephants' as they find themselves 'kept' by those with higher status or more money. The bond they form transcends their species.
This story will affect you long after the elephants and keeper pass from the pages and into your memory.
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