World's Greatest Elephant by Ralph Helfer
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World's Greatest Elephant
By Ralph Helfer

The World's Greatest Elephant

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Format: Hardback

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World's Greatest Elephant by Ralph Helfer

Book Description

It s unbelievable but true! Born on the same day in the same small, German circus town, young Bram and his elephant, Modoc, had a lifelong friendship that spanned over eight decades. But it was never easy. From the breakup of the circus to the shipwreck in the Indian Ocean that nearly cost them their lives, the bond between the boy and the elephant survived the most unimaginable trials. This true story of their adventures together, and eventual rise to circus stardom in the Ringling Brothers Circus, will be a treasure for animal lovers everywhere."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780399241901
ISBN-10: 0399241906
Format: Hardback
(285mm x 241mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Philomel Books
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Ralph Helfer

Zamba by Ralph Helfer Zamba, Paperback (September 2006)

When a celebrated animal trainer takes a four-month-old African lion cub into his home, they care for each other, learn from each other, and change each other's lives, indelibly. This story is about the animal that started Ralph Helfer's illustrious career as Hollywood's top animal trainer for more than 30 years.

Modoc by Ralph Helfer Modoc, Paperback (July 1998)

Modoc, the elephant, and Bram, his faithful companion and trainer, formed a bond that lasted their entire lives. Late in their relationship, Modoc was sold behind Bram's back and vanished for more than 20 years. This text records the heart-wrenching events that followed.

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Author Biography - Ralph Helfer

Ted Lewin grew up in an old frame house in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, a chimpanzee, and an assortment of more conventional pets. The lion was given to his older brother, Don, while he was traveling as a professional wrestler, and he shipped it home. The family kept Sheba in the basement fruit cellar until Don returned and their mother convinced him to give it to the Buffalo zoo. Ted always knew he wanted to be an illustrator. As a child he copied the work of illustrators and painters he admired, including N.C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Velazquez, and Goya. When it came time to go to art school (Pratt), he needed to earn money to finance his education. So, following in his brother s footsteps, he took a summer job as a wrestler the beginning of a 15-year part-time career that eventually inspired his autobiographical book I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler.

Ted s career as an artist began with illustrations for adventure magazines, and it s only over the last several years that he has devoted his time to writing and illustrating children s books. I m having more fun doing this than anything I ve ever done before, he says. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to such places as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India.

Ted and his wife Betsy live in Brooklyn, New York, where they share their home with two cats, Slick and Chopper.


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