The Greatest Elephant in the World

Book - 2008
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This biography of the most famous elephant to ever live--his name entered the lexicon as an adjective for oversized things, and he was the inspiration for Walt Disney's Dumbo--draws on new material to tell a rich, deeply moving tale.
Publisher: Hanover, N.H. : Steerforth Press, [2008]
Edition: First US edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781586421410
Branch Call Number: 791.320929 CHA
Characteristics: 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Greatest elephant in the world


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Jan 25, 2016

I felt so ignorant after reading this book. Jumbo was and still is the most famous elephant in the world, and I knew next to nothing about him before reading this book. The book was very well researched and sadly ends not long after Jumbo's demise. I'd like to have seen one more chapter to reflect on Jumbo's effect on elephants of today.

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