The elephant whisperer: my life with the herd in the African wild

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Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.

In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

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ISBN:
9780312565787
125000781
9781429986458
031256578
9781250007810
9781627793094
Reading Level:
MG
Level 6.1, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
840L
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Grouped Work ID 223f16d2-3923-c302-f8f4-c048fecb6e73
Grouping Title elephant whisperer my life with the herd in the african wild
Grouping Author anthony lawrence
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-16 14:57:12PM
Last Indexed 2018-08-16 14:58:51PM

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display_description It had been nearly a century since elephants had lived in Southern Zululand, South Africa, where Lawrence Anthony founded his Thula Thula wildlife reserve. Yet one day a phone call changed all that. A troubled, unpredictable herd needed a new home. In order to save their lives, Lawrence took them in, and in the years that followed found that they had a lot to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. He tells of hair-raising fights with poachers, of elephants as surprise dinner guests, of raising a baby elephant in his home, and other stories.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet African elephant -- Conservation -- South Africa -- Zululand, African elephant -- Conservation -- South Africa -- Zululand -- Juvenile literature, Anthony, Lawrence, Anthony, Lawrence -- Homes and haunts, Anthony, Lawrence -- Juvenile literature, Wildlife conservationists -- South Africa -- Zululand, Wildlife conservationists -- South Africa -- Zululand -- Juvenile literature, Wildlife refuges -- South Africa -- Zululand, Wildlife refuges -- South Africa -- Zululand -- Juvenile literature
title_display The elephant whisperer : my life with the herd in the African wild
title_full The Elephant Whisperer My Life with the Herd in the African Wild, The elephant whisperer : my life with the herd in the African wild / Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence, The elephant whisperer : my life with the herd in the African wild / Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence ; adapted for young readers by Thea Feldman
title_short The elephant whisperer :
title_sub my life with the herd in the African wild
topic_facet African elephant, Anthony, Lawrence, Biography & Autobiography, Conservation, Homes and haunts, Nature, Nonfiction, Wildlife conservationists, Wildlife refuges