Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived (Paperback)
|Author: Ralph Helfer|
|Chronicles the life and times of an elephant and her devoted companion and trainer, who journeyed from a small German circus town to international stardom in the Greatest Show on Earth to a tragic twenty-year separation *Author: Helfer, Ralph *Subtitle: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived *Publication Date: 1998/10/01 *Number of Pages: 336 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75|
From the 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.
An incredible story of the partnership between a German boy, Bram, and an elephant named Modoc. Born on the same night in 1902, both grew up as performers in a traveling circus, only to be threatened with separation after a sale. Just a few of their adventures together include surviving a shipwreck, and stardom as members of the Ringling Brothers show. With Ted Lewin's deeply detailed watercolor illustrations.