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The Elephant Keeper

by Christopher Nicholson

Published: 2009-08-04

Hardcover: 304 pages

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I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth.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,...

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The Elephant Keeper: A Novel

by Christopher Nicholson

Published: 2010-07-01

Paperback: 320 pages

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England, 1766: After a long voyage from the East Indies, a ship docks in Bristol, England, and rumor quickly spreads about its unusual cargo. In the final two crates is a pair of young elephants, in poor health but alive. Seeing a unique opportunity, a wealthy sugar merchant purchases t...

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The Elephant Keepers' Children

by Peter Hoeg

Published: 2012-10-23

Hardcover: 512 pages

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From the author of Smilla's Sense of Snow, an epic novel about faith and the magic of everyday life.Told from the precocious perspective of fourteen-year-old Peter, The Elephant Keepers' Children is about three siblings and how they deal with life alongside their eccentric parents. Peter's...

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Elephant Run

by Roland Smith

Published: 2009-06-30

Paperback: 336 pages

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In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England istoo unstable, Nick's mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family's teak plantation...

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The Elephant to Hollywood

by Michael Caine

Published: 2010-10-26

Hardcover: 320 pages

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Charming, engaging, and surprisingly forthright, Michael Caine gives us his insider's view of Hollywood and the story of his brilliant second actWhen he was in his late fifties, Michael Caine believed his glamorous, rags-to-riches Hollywood career had come to an end. The scripts being sent...

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The Elephanta Suite

by Paul Theroux

Published: 2008-09-18

Paperback: 288 pages

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This startling, far-reaching book captures the tumult, ambition, hardship, and serenity that mark today's India. Theroux's Westerners risk venturing far beyond the subcontinent's well-worn paths to discover woe or truth or peace. A middle-aged couple on vacation veers heedlessly from idyll...

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The Elephanta Suite: Three Novellas

by Paul Theroux

Published: 2007-09-26

Hardcover: 274 pages

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The Elephant's Journey

by Jose Saramago

Published: 2010-09-08

Hardcover: 224 pages

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In 1551, King João III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. The elephant's journey from Lisbon to Vienna was witnessed and remarked upon by scholars, historians, and ordinary people. Out of this material, José Saramago has...

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The Elephant's Tale (Legend of the Animal Healer)

by Lauren St. John

Published: 2011-08-04

Paperback: 240 pages

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When Martine and her grandmother discover that they might lose their game reserve, Sawubona, because of a clause in her grandfather's will, Martine and her best friend, Ben, decide to take matters into their own hands. After Martine hears a prophecy that tells her: "The elephants will lead you to the...

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Eleven

by Patricia Reilly Giff

Published: 2009-04-14

Paperback: 176 pages

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Sam must solve the mystery of who he really is.Sam is almost 11 when he discovers a locked box in the attic above his grandfather Mack's room, and a piece of paper that says he was kidnapped. There are lots of other words, but Sam has always had trouble reading. He's desperate to find out ...

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