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The Elephant Keeper | [Christopher Nicholson]

The Elephant Keeper

In the middle of the 18th century, a ship docks at Bristol with an extraordinary cargo: two young elephants. Bought by a wealthy landowner, they are taken to his estate in the English countryside. A stable boy, Tom Page, is given the task of caring for them. The Elephant Keeper is Tom's account of his life with the elephants.
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In the middle of the 18th century, a ship docks at Bristol with an extraordinary cargo: two young elephants. Bought by a wealthy landowner, they are taken to his estate in the English countryside.

A stable boy, Tom Page, is given the task of caring for them. The Elephant Keeper is Tom's account of his life with the elephants.

©2009 Christopher Nicholson (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd

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    Leslie Grey McCawley Sydney Australia 12-10-10
    Leslie Grey McCawley Sydney Australia 12-10-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Loving portrayal of devoted UK elephant & keeper"

    This story is set in mid to late 18th century England, and is focused on a young man who becomes the devoted keeper of an aristocrat's elephant whom he names Jenny. When she is later sold he goes with her, through a series of situations increasingly dire for both. There is much reflection in this first person narrative on the plight of captive animals as he observes her throughout his life. The realistic story cannot help but be a sorrowful one because of humanity's thoughtless treatment of animals, but there is also much to appreciate. The narrator does a very good job with all the passing characters, and captures what I imagine are the infamous regional and class differences in the English accents. The ending is jarring in that there is no actual ending to the story line, only conjecture from someone suddenly speaking from the present. You have to be prepared for that. I gave this a 4 star rating because I love English history and feel I learned about that time and place; the elephant was very appealing; the keeper was kind, gentle and thoughtful; and the narration was good.

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    "What a lovely inspiring story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Elephant Keeper the most enjoyable?

    To hear all about how elephants came into the UK and how Tom managed to tame these elephants by hand with no experience what so ever.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elephant Keeper?

    When one of the elephants took a glass of alcohol off the table drank the contents and gave the glass back much to the astonishment of those stood around.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When the boy fell off the elephant even though he had been warned by his parents not to even try and climb on the elephant let alone try and ride it.


    Any additional comments?

    To be enjoyed by any age group and either male or female I can definitely recommend it was thoroughly enjoyable.

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