Spanning seven decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. This is a captivating story of the loyalty and friendship between a boy and an elephant ...


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The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
Ralph Helfer

I read this book when it first came out in hardcover and have been not so patiently waiting for it to come out in paper so I could offer it to you. Modoc is one of those warm-your-heart-forever kind of books. Reading Modoc is truly a spiritual experience, one that expands horizons and opens the heart.

Modoc is the story of a boy (Bram) and an elephant (Modoc) and their lifelong friendship. Both were born on the very same day on the very same farm in rural Germany in the late 1800's. Bram's father is an elephant trainer and soon Bram is showing signs that he too will be a master trainer. Unlike most trainers of his day, Bram's father uses love, rather than force, to train the elephants.

Bram and Modoc have an instinctive bond and together they have many childhood adventures. But this is only the beginning of their remarkable story together.

Throughout the course of their long lives, these 2 extraordinary companions not only have many intriguing, exotic adventures but also face several seemingly insurmountable challenges to their being together. I won't give away all the details of the plot, but trust me, it is a compelling, almost unbelievable saga.

This is an absolutely unforgettable tale of love, loss and adventure. What makes it even more amazing is that it is a true story! The spiritual bond that grows between Bram and Modoc shows the incredible possibilities for man if we can remove ourselves from the center of the universe and see beyond to a new way of relating to our fellow inhabitants of Earth.

Modoc is a deeply moving story. This is a deeply emotional book that is better read aloud to children. Even though the book is written from an adult perspective, children as young as nine may enjoy the story. However, parents may want to be selective about reading the few sexual and/or violent scenes. (Read aloud 9+ yrs. Read alone 12+ yrs. - there is some violence and sexual content)

(Ages: 12 and up)

#7512 - Paperback Book - 325 PGS
Our price $14.99

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