The White Bone by Barbara GowdyThe White Bone by Barbara Gowdy

The White Bone

byBarbara Gowdy

Paperback | March 13, 2007

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Traumatized in the wake of an attack by ivory poachers, a herd of elephants sets out for A Safe Place, guided by Mud, a young elephant cow blessed with visionary powers. The White Bone is a classic quest story made dazzling and audaciously original, as the elephants struggle for their own lives and the continuation of their kind.

Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of twenty-six books that have been translated into more than twenty languages worldwide. A former contributing editor of Time and senior editor of People, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including Life magazine, the New York Times, ...
Title:The White BoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.88 inPublished:March 13, 2007Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0006474896

ISBN - 13:9780006474890

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting #plum review It gives an interesting perspective, though it was a pretty slow read for me.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written Re-read this after more than ten years and still love it! I would never have guessed I would have loved a book about elephants so much, but her story and plot line draw you in to a magical world.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting perspective I really enjoyed The White Bone. It was very interesting to read from the perspective of an elephant.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful. This book is captivating and heartbreaking. A wonderful read.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended Really impressive, this novel stayed with me and called me back for a second read. If you're at all familiar with the plight of Africa's elephants and the incredibly difficult efforts to overcome poaching and protect the vital species, this book really personalizes that general knowledge, and does so uniquely from the elephants' perspective. Touching, moving, distressing, amusing, bleak but faintly hopeful, this book deserves your attention.
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"A marvel of a book." (Alice Munro)