Absolutely stunning! The author generously allows us to accompany him into a world we never knew existed. I couldn’t put it down. It was a privilege to read.
I just finished reading this book for the second time. I thought that when I read the book the first time that it was the best book I have ever read. It is even better the second time. I have been to Africa 3 times and after reading this book I will be going again.
I think everyone and their mother should read this book. It is beautifully written and teaches so many valuable lessons that put your life into perspective. I love love love this book. If you know what’s good for you you will read it!!!
I can't tell you how much I truly love this book. I read it in 2 days. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. What a truly magnificent elephant Nana is
This book was interesting in parts, but I found many discrepancies in some of the "facts" he reports. The "fact" that they can't keep certain snake antivenin at the house because it doesn't keep. In fact, that particular antivenin is good for at least 6 months if kept refrigerated.
Also, at one point he mentions wild elephants holding on to other elephant's tails. This is a behavior never seen in wild elephants....it's a trained behavior used by circus elephants.
I just felt many of the experiences related in this book were exaggerated ....many just did not make sense!
...so touching and true and real. Please honor this book and this species by not attending circuses, zoos or anything where animals that should be free and wild are kept in cages.
See PAWS, Performing Animals Welfare Society, go to their website and see what they are doing to rescue elephants and other species and help them in their cause.
Bravo....what an inspirational read! I had the opportunity to live in South Africa for a year & visited Umfolozi game reserve & many others & developed a true love of elephants myself. I especially enjoyed Lawrence taking the reader into the meeting houses of the Chiefs and explaining the Zululand culture....so interesting! What an amazing man Lawrence Anthony is...a true hero for African wildlife.