Monday, February 1, 2010

If you liked Water for Elephants, you might like this

The Elephant Keeper LP The Elephant Keeper LP by Christopher Nicholson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When two young half-dead elephants are landed to England in 1766, young Tom Page's master buys them and puts Tom in charge. Tom, who had been training under his father to take care of horses, becomes throughly entranced with the two great beasts and becomes nursemaid, teacher, and champion.
I would say this is an 18th Century English Water for Elephants, but that would be unfair to both books. Both books have their charms. This one is much more focused upon the elephants than on human interactions.

View all my reviews >>