Elephant Company

Elephant Company

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill In 1920, Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines. His war elephants carried supplies, helped build bridges, and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test. Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. Part biography, part war epic, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism. Praise for Elephant Company “This book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants. This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The New York Times Book Review “Splendid . . . Blending biography, history, and wildlife biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s story is an often moving account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe “Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought. . . . You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post “Vicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Vicki Croke
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2015-04-14
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780812981650


Bandoola

Bandoola

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Genre : Burma
Author by : James Howard Williams
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Release : 1962
File : 207 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0435120638


Ellie The Elephant Photo Version

Ellie The Elephant Photo Version

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A young elephant named Ellie living in Thailand dreams of joining the elephant polo team and playing in the Elephant Cup polo tournament, but her parents want her to work in the rice fields. Will she realize her dream of playing elephant polo? Book two in the World Adventurers for Kids Series, “Ellie the Elephant” is an illustrated picture book that encourages children to follow their dreams. Inspired by the author’s adventures in Thailand and real elephant polo matches, the story features Ellie the Elephant and her family, Monk the Monkey, and human boys Wasan and Wattana. Fun for kids and adults alike, the story will introduce them to the amazing game of elephant polo and inspire children to dream big.

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Genre : Travel
Author by : M.G. Edwards
Publisher : Michael Edwards
Release : 2013-03-31
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781937534073


The Elephant Whisperer

The Elephant Whisperer

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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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Genre : Nature
Author by : Lawrence Anthony
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2009-11-10
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781429986458


Every Home Needs An Elephant

Every Home Needs An Elephant

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One hot summer’s day nine-year-old Sarah goes to the grocery store...and comes home with an elephant. Sarah's new elephant is not without its challenges, he has trouble fitting through doorways, knocks over everything in sight, is allergic to the neighbor’s cat and cowers at the sight of a mouse. But he also has a knack for arranging flowers and keeping Sarah company. And it’s because of the elephant that Sarah meets her new next-door neighbor and makes her first real friend. It's because of the elephant that Sarah's mother starts spending more time with her. In fact, despite the destruction, just about everything good that happens is because of the elephant. It turns out that every home, and every nine-year-old girl, does need an elephant. A story about friendship, adventure, and never being afraid to be yourself, this hybrid graphic novel is the perfect introduction to chapter books for all the young animal-lovers in your life.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Jane Heinrichs
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release : 2021-05-11
File : 152 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781459824324


Mosha The Elephant Who Just Would Not Give Up

Mosha The Elephant Who Just Would Not Give Up

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Author by : Aston Heath
Publisher : Lulu.com
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File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780359621170


Uncle Elephant

Uncle Elephant

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Another sweet, classic bedtime tale from Arnold Lobel, the beloved author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor and Caldecott Honor award-winning Frog and Toad books. While his mother and father are away, a little elephant goes to visit his uncle. And what a time they have! Uncle Elephant makes wishes come true, tells amazing stories, and trumpets the dawn. The visit is perfect, except for one thing—it ends much too soon. This Level Two I Can Read is geared toward kids who read on their own but still need a little help. The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor, a Caldecott Honor, ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Arnold Lobel
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2011-06-28
File : 64 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780061974250


When The Elephants Dance

When The Elephants Dance

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“Papa explains the war like this: ‘When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful.’ The great beasts, as they circle one another, shaking the trees and trumpeting loudly, are the Amerikanos and the Japanese as they fight. And our Philippine Islands? We are the small chickens.” Once in a great while comes a storyteller who can illuminate worlds large and small, in ways both magical and true to life. When the Elephants Dance is set in the waning days of World War II, as the Japanese and the Americans engage in a fierce battle for possession of the Philippine Islands. Through the eyes of three narrators, thirteen-year-old Alejandro Karangalan, his spirited older sister Isabelle, and Domingo, a passionate guerilla commander, we see how ordinary people find hope for survival where none seems to exist. While the Karangalan family and their neighbors huddle together for survival in the cellar of a house, they tell magical stories to one another based on Filipino myth that transport the listeners from the chaos of the war around them and give them new resolve to continue fighting. Outside the safety of their refuge the war rages on—fiery bombs torch the countryside, Japanese soldiers round up and interrogate innocent people, and from the hills guerilla fighters wage a desperate campaign against the enemy. Inside the cellar, these men, women, and children put their hopes and dreams on hold as they wait out the war. This stunning debut novel celebrates with richness and depth the spirit of the Filipino people and their fascinating story and marks the introduction of an author who will join the ranks of writers such as Arundhati Roy, Manil Suri, and Amy Tan.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Tess Uriza Holthe
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2002-03-26
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780676806731


Elephant Bill

Elephant Bill

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Genre : Elephants
Author by : James Howard Williams
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Release : 1955
File : 245 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0586049126


Elephant Run

Elephant Run

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After Nick's British father's plantation in Burma is invaded by the Japanese in 1941, and his father and others are taken prisoner, Nick and his friend Mya plan a daring escape on elephants, risking their lives to save Nick's father and Mya's brother from the prisoner of war camp.

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Author by : Roland Smith
Publisher : Paw Prints
Release : 2009-06-30
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1442023791