Modoc

True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Author: Ralph Helfer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061748288

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.
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Mosey

The Remarkable Friendship of a Boy and His Elephant

Author: Ralph Helfer

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9780439293136

Category: Circus animals

Page: 134

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Tells the true story of a boy's devotion to a beloved circus elephant and the ordeals they endured to stay together.
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Indiana Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places

Author: Phyllis Thomas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762786051

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Indiana Off the Beaten Path show you the Hoosier State you never knew existed. Check out the world’s largest ball of paint in Alexandria, crunch through dozens of tasty flavored pickles at Sechler’s Pickle Factory in St. Joe, or get up close and personal with more than a dozen vintage and military aircraft at the Hoosier Air Museum near Auburn. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
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Biographical Dictionary of the People’s Republic of China

Author: Yuwu Song

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602980

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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This biographical dictionary is an indispensable research tool for information about the prominent persons of the past seven decades in China. The book documents nearly 600 Chinese individuals who contributed, for better or worse, to the development of Chinese life and culture since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Though the book is weighted toward political figures, it includes persons in business, the military, academia, medicine, social movements, the arts, entertainment and athletics. In addition to an objective description of the person’s life, an analysis is provided that identifies the individual’s contributions and importance.
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Best Books for Young Adults

Author: Holly Koelling

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838935699

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

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Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.
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Something about the Author

Author: Lisa Kumar,Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787688011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 347

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Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
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Zamba

The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived

Author: Ralph Helfer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060761326

Category: Nature

Page: 258

View: 6190

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From the author of MODOC comes a personal and moving story about the animal that started Ralph Helfer's illustrious career as Hollywood's top animal trainer for more than 30 years. When Helfer began his career training animals, he was shocked by the danger and cruelty that dominated the field. He believed that if he could raise even the most dangerous animal from a young age and raise him in a loving, caring, yet disciplined environment - a process he termed Affection Training - love could be the basis of the animal's training instead of fear. He brought Zamba, then a four-month-old cub, into his home, and his theories proved resoundingly correct. Zamba would go on to star in major motion pictures and on television, but more importantly, a bond developed between Helfer and Zamba that became the most important in Helfer's life. With stories that range from the hilarious to the incredibly sad and poignant, Zamba will give any Lion King fan a new hero and touch every animal lover's heart.
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