The elephant keeper

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"Intensely moving. [An] exceptional novel." --Boston Globe

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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display_description In 1766, a ship docks at Bristol, England, disgorging a crate with two young elephants in poor health, but alive. A wealthy sugar merchant purchases them for his country estate and turns their care over to a young stable boy, Tom Page. It takes time for Tom and the two elephants to understand each other, but to the surprise of everyone on the estate, a remarkable bond is formed, and changes the lives of all who meet them.
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subject_facet Elephants -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction, Human-animal relationships -- Fiction, Stablehands -- Fiction
title_display The elephant keeper
title_full The Elephant Keeper, The elephant keeper / Christopher Nicholson
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