“Intensely moving. [An] exceptional novel.”
A poignant and magical story set in eighteenth-century England, The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson is the tale of two baby elephants and the young man who accidentally finds himself their guardian. Every reader who was enchanted by Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants or enthralled by When Elephants Weep will adore Nicholson’s The Elephant Keeper—a masterful blending of historical novel, coming-of-age tale, animal adventure, and love story.
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Towards the end of this endearing novel, Jenny the Elephant has joined Cross's Famous Menagery as one of the many exotics who entertain the crowds of 18th-century London for as long as their health permits.Mar 21 2009 | Read Full Review of The Elephant Keeper
For a novel about the intense bond between two living things, a bond that sustains Tom and Jenny through incredible hardship, The Elephant Keeper features a tough-edged loneliness lurking just around its dark corners.Aug 27 2009 | Read Full Review of The Elephant Keeper
The ability to see elephants up-close in a zoo or in their native habitat on TV or in theme parks and reserves makes elephants seem a bit commonplace.Aug 02 2009 | Read Full Review of The Elephant Keeper
The Elephant Keeper is a strange tour of late 18th-century England, a natural history of elephants and the story of a most unusual friendship, all told with a touch of the otherworldly elegance and wit of Babar."Aug 23 2009 | Read Full Review of The Elephant Keeper
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