The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

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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 with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City.

Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.

Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1998, c1997
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed. --
ISBN: 9780060929510
Branch Call Number: 791.320929 Modoc-H 3567
Characteristics: viii, 325 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill


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Apr 22, 2016

I absolutely loved this book! I read it years ago, and the story stayed with me so much that I read it again.

Mar 04, 2016

This is an awesome book! I loved it so much that I have my own copy. I was so taken in by the story of Modoc that I couldn't put the book down. Loved it!!!

Oct 03, 2015

I wanted to ask if this book was written mainly for adults or if it could be enjoyed also by a 10-year-old child.
Thanks for your great reviews and help.
Sharon M.

Mar 27, 2014

I LOVED THIS BOOK. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more and then could barely get through to the end. What an amazing story. If it was fiction, it would be amazing but it is the true story of an elephant named Modoc and her companion since birth, Bram. I wish this wasn't the end........... After some research, I can't find out anything about the two main characters. And according to some other reviews, it may not be a true story but a collection of stories about other elephants combined into one story. Whatever, it is still an amazing book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about animals and the people who love them.

Aug 28, 2013

One of the most enjoyable books I've had the pleasure of reading. I would include another powerful story about the human spirit. "The Power of One" by Bryce Courtney.


sharonb122 Mar 24, 2012

I loved this well-written book! It had everything a person could want in a novel: adventure, sustense, travel, history, pathos, heroism, amazing coincidence and romance. I just had to keep reminding myself that it was all true! A great read especially for those who appreciate animals.
~Sharon Bullmer

Apr 11, 2009

Incredible and touching!

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