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Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived (Compact Disc)

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Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived By Ralph Helfer, Adam Verner (Read by) Cover Image
By Ralph Helfer, Adam Verner (Read by)
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This has to be one of my favorite true animal stories. It’s a Disney movie waiting to happen. It would be fun to read out loud on a car trip, but there’s no wrong way to enjoy this timeless story of friendship.  

— Clytia


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781982688370
ISBN-10: 1982688378
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Language: English