Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

byRalph Helfer

Paperback | August 26, 1998

Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer
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A captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure that spans several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most remarkable true stories ever told, perfect for fans of The Zookeeper's Wife or Water for Elephants.

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.  As the African Sun-Times put it, Modoc is "heartwarming...probably the greatest love story ever told."

"Once I started this incomparable story, I couldn't put it down, and I cannot get it out of my mind--nor will I ever. The message of what can be accomplished by training through affection and joy will thrill all animal lovers." -- Betty White

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 w...
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Title:Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever LivedFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.79 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.79 inPublished:August 26, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060929510

ISBN - 13:9780060929510

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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