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Publisher's Summary

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.

In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

©2017 Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence, adapted by Thea Feldman (P)2017 Tantor

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What a Heart❤💙 opener!!

If you could sum up The Elephant Whisperer in three words, what would they be?

Whole New World!

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

Lawrence's telepathic connection to Nana!

Which scene was your favorite?

When Lawrence is standing just yards away from the electric fence, which Nana and Frankie are beginning to short out with an Acacia tree. "Don't do it, Nana. Don't do it girl. This is your home now...You are safe here" And her response...moving away. I cried tears of deep amazement.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The devotion shown to an injured newborn calf by the whole herd and her mother's refusal to leave her.

Any additional comments?

I am still impacted by this book. The authors deep resonance with the animals on his reserve filled my heart with gratitude. Namaste'

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Wonderful adventure

In the vein of born free, a lovely adventure into a world I can hopefully experience in person some day.

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Beautiful book

This is a wonderful book giving us great insight into the beautiful contributions animals have to our lives and we to theirs.