Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The greatest elephant that ever lived

Here is the other book I promised to tell you about..."Modoc" by Ralph Helfer. This book was a gift from one of my girlfriends and I finally got to read it on vacation. Once I started I could not put it down. I am an animal lover and fell in love with this boy and his elephant "Modoc", what an amazing creature, you too will be captivated by this story of love.

I now have to get one of Ralph Helfer's other books called "Zamba" The true story about the greatest lion that ever lived. I am sure it will prove to be as wonderful as Moduc

From Publisher:

Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.


  1. Will I need the Kleenex while I read it? :)
    Looks like a great story I'd love to read.

  2. Sounds like a great read...I love stories about animals. Have you read "Water for Elephants" - it is fiction but it was very good. Also, "Izzy and Lenore" - wonderful book - true story about 2 dogs.

  3. My husband bought this book for my daughter to read and I just couldn't help but pick it up with the cover photo. It was fabulous! Didn't know he had another one so will have to check it out!