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    PDF FREE (Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived) AUTHOR Ralph Helfer I really liked this book At the end of the book you find out who the author is and how he came to know this story I have to

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    PDF FREE (Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived) AUTHOR Ralph Helfer Summary ¿ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Ralph Helfer Download Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived I am only halfway through this book and I can hardly bear to turn one page after the other Believe me if this book had not been a book club book I would burn it It one were teaching the meaning of anthropomorphism giving human ualities to animals this would be right up there on the top of the list he knows that the chain around hi

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    PDF FREE (Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived) AUTHOR Ralph Helfer i think maybe i have read too many books in my life to be able to like this book or maybe i am too jaded but overall i felt like the book metronomed between insultingly childlike language unbelieveably gooey and ridonkulous love sc

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    PDF FREE (Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived) AUTHOR Ralph Helfer Summary ¿ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Ralph Helfer An utterly amazing true story about an elephant Mosie and her trainer Bram If you like books about amazing animals and what they do this is for you Shipwrecks fires poisoning terrorist revolutionary uprisings teak forests upspritualism and an anazing love story between one man and his elephant This book is very plot driven The bit

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    Download Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived Summary ¿ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Ralph Helfer Ralph Helfer ☆ 2 Review Before there was Dumbo before but not uite before there was Toomai of the Elephants there was Modoc and there was Bram the

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    PDF FREE (Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived) AUTHOR Ralph Helfer Ralph Helfer ☆ 2 Review Summary ¿ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Ralph Helfer This book reads like a novel with the main character being an amazing circus elephant It really speaks to the bond between people and animals and to the very real possibility that elephants are a higher species than humans How can I tell you how beautifully she dances?

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    Download Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived Ralph Helfer ☆ 2 Review Summary ¿ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Ralph Helfer This book was first published in 1997 I have been looking at it over the last several years promising myself that I would read it I was fascinated by the cover and the reviews The cover alone should have you reading the book My only regret is that I did not read it the first time I saw itModoc is probably the most unusual pet book I have ever read It is hard to believe that this is a true storyBram Gunterstein was the son of a circus anima

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Et any reader with a critical eye can see that this is a tale of pure fantasy with only the most distant connection to truth The events of the story are certainly exciting and provide a good plot ine full of adventure and drama especially for an animal over such as myself but there isn t an ounce of realism to it The events unfold with one amazing happening #After Another Complete With A Shipwreck And Subseuent Rescue A #another complete with a shipwreck and subseuent rescue a voyage of a boy and his elephant through the Indian jungle the killing of several bandit men by the elephant in fierce protection of the boy a Burmese village being overtaken by renegade soldiers the execution of a man by elephant stomping a battle scene during which several soldiers and the boy s young bride are killed an elephant falling off a cliff two weddings a fatal circus fire this event did happen at east the blinding of the elephant by a drunkard with a bull hook the poisoning of all the elephants in the circus followed by the Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda last minute discovery of an antidote and finally the reunion of the boy and elephant after ten years apart at none other than the author s ranch in CA where through miracle of miracles Modoc the elephant has found refuge Oh Please Meanwhile the twoove stories within this tale are terribly embarrassing and schmaltzy The dialogue has an awkward artificial uality and acks realism And not surprisingly the characters fall into two camps the good guys and the bad guys The good guys are really good and the bad guys are really bad There is no subtlety no nuance and no complexity or personality Now if this book were written as a fable or a myth especially for young readers it would make much sense As a fable it is a wonderful tale full of ife essons exotic places rites of passage tragedy adventure the struggle of good versus evil and a bit of spirituality to boot The dialogue is appropriate as part of a mythical story with universal essons And with such high drama it is a page turner of a tale Shame on Mr Helfer for misrepresenting it as fact i it is a page turner of a tale Shame on Mr Helfer for misrepresenting it as fact i maybe i have read too many books in my If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song life to be able toike this book or maybe i am too jaded but overall i felt Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford like the book metronomed between insultingly childlikeanguage unbelieveably gooey and ridonkulous ove scenes and near constant celestine prophesy eue new ageyness i honestly wished the author would shut up stop trying to make the story impressive and just talk to me about the damned elephant who seemed pretty coolsometimes i was able to set aside the issues i had with the book and get into a scene but then the problems always book and get into a scene but then the problems always back again yeah i still got choked up at some of the animal abuse scenes i m not a total robot i just felt ike the story was conflated and done a disserviceand then i researched it to figure out how much was true and it all made sense of COURSE it sounds Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech like the celestine prophecy of COURSE it seemsike the story was somehow corrupted the true story of the greatest elephant that ever A coerência textual lived seems to be almost entirely false thanks for not only wasting my time dear author but for not even having the balls to do so honestly This book readsike a novel with the main character being an amazing circus elephant It really speaks to the bond between people and animals and to the very real possibility that elephants are a higher species than humans How can I tell you how beautifully she dances The ONLY reason I read past page 3 was that this was a book club pick If I were to teach a class in creative writing right now I would use this book as an example of what NOT to do in your writing First is it fiction or non fiction Seems that the author is claiming non fiction but this story is terribly contrived and rings as untrue in almost every chapter The dialogue is positively Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller laughable It was hilarious that all of the characters from all of the different countries all spoke the same way Somehow the uneducated Bram spoke flawless English even though he had nevereft his Dogs Behaving Badly little village in Germany and had no schooling or parents who spoke English Also there was no character development or sense of space or time It could have taken place in any time and in any country and I don t mean that in a good way When I saw this book had an average review of 419 I took the time to read through several of them and see what I had missed Most of the high revi. Ormed a bond that wouldast their entire First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who'€ve Been There lives and would be tested time and again through a near fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean an apprenticeship with theegendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City  As the African Sun.

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Ews read I ove elephants And I April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers love animals Really That is not a book review If youove elephants go to Africa If you ove books about animals go read Old Yeller This was a horrible waste of my time I am only halfway through this book and I can hardly bear to turn one page after the other Believe me if this book had not been a book club book I would burn it It one were teaching the meaning of anthropomorphism giving human ualities to animals this would be right up there on the top of the ist He Knows That The knows that the around his foot is the right thing for an elephant Oh come on There is so much poetic Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome license in this true story that it shouldn t even be on the fictionist Some reviews have said that every animal over will ove this story No way No elephant or any other wild animal should be kept as part of a circus or zoo or in any other confinement they re wild get it The writing is horrible Give me a break PS Barnum and Bailey s is coming to town and I l be right there amidst the protesters You should be too Before there was Dumbo before but not uite before there was Toomai of the Elephants there was Modoc and there was Bram the boy who oved her Boy and elephant born on the same day in the same hour two souls intertwined throughout a Space Kid lifetimeThis true story starts out in Germany but soon travels the world More adventures than you can count a fearsome storm and shipwreck that rival or maybe inspired Life of Piife with princes in India not to mention the Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the teak forests a white elephant spiritual guide circus timeove oyaltyit s got it all Bram and Modoc certainly seem to be soul mates of a sort though Bram was ucky enough to find women who understood his Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water love for an elephant as well as good and true friends in hisifetime I Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus loved the way Bram developed his on personal philosophyspirituality that combined what he knew and what heearned from the elephant and mahoutsRalph Helfer s style is a ittle stilted but serves him well enough He is best known as the Hollywood animal trainer who was one of the first to use affection and kindness to train the wild animals we see in movies and on TC Clarence the CrossEyed Lion is one of his most famous friendsThis book was given to me by TheSIL and I thoroughly enjoyed it This book was first published in 1997 I have been ooking at it over the ast several years promising This book was first published in 1997 I have been ooking at it over the ast several years promising that I would read it I was fascinated by the cover and the reviews The cover alone should have you reading the book My only regret is that I did not read it the first time I saw itModoc is probably the most unusual pet book I have ever read It is hard to believe that this is a true storyBram Gunterstein was the son of a circus animal trainer He was born on his father s farm and at the same time an elephant to be named Modoc was born in the farm s barnBram and Modoc grew up together and formed a relationship that would be ike no other Bram s father believed that animals were to be trained with kindness and understanding instead of with a whip It is this context that Modoc took commands from Bram Sometimes they seemed to be able to read each other s thoughtsThe closing of the circus and Bram s fathers death caused Modoc to be sold to a circus operating in the United States Bram was not part of the deal and his ove for Modoc forced him to stow away on the ship transporting Modoc to the States The ship runs into a typhoon and is sunk Modoc and Bram survive and help in the rescue of other passengers Modoc at the point of drowning is saved and both he and Bram are courted as heroes in IndiaThe circus owner in trying to find Modoc causes Bram and Modoc to travel to the teak forests of India to work They are captured by militants and almost die in traversing the mountains in India and engaging in a gunfight between the militants and the Indian Government Both Modoc and Bram are injured Modoc seriously but they both pull through and find themselves attached to the circus in the United StatesThe book is filled with unbelievable ove caring and devotion between Bram and Modoc I cannot imagine or think of a humananimal relationship that even comes close to what they had A magnificent read for those who just want to read a good book or one who oves books about animals or one who ikes a book where relationships really matter. Times put it Modoc is heartwarmingprobably the greatest ove story ever toldOnce I started this incomparable story I couldn't put it down and I cannot get it out of my mind nor will I ever The message of what can be accomplished by training through affection and joy will thrill all animal overs Betty Whit.
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I really iked this book At the end of the book you find out who the author is and how he Came To Know This Story to know this story have to say I believe it is all true I never knew I could come to Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, love an elephantike this I appreciated the simpleness of the writing The beauty of this story was in the simpleness and in the emotions that Helfer described and in which you felt I did feel that the book had an undertone of sadness but it is one of those griefs that is worthy and even worthwhile I highly recommend reading this book An utterly amazing true story about an elephant Mosie and her trainer Bram If you Bon Bon Voyage like books about amazing animals and what they do this is for you Shipwrecks fires poisoning terrorist revolutionary uprisings teak forests upspritualism and an anazingove story between one man and his elephant This book is very plot driven The bits on spiritualism didn t uite get me thinking I would say yup I agree and then that was the end Nothing to ponder over For example one ove never diminishes another ove I don t uite know if I pick ight books over Xmas bc I know my emotions will be fully occupied with family matters the result being that I never find fabulous books over Christmas Don t get me wrong this is definitely worth the time I spent reading it and I do recommend it but it is no thought provoking book The writing is clear but that is it I wouldn t say it sparkled Does every book sparkle One thing annoyed me there was no map and dates were sparse For example where exactly were those teak forests and where was the maharaja s Elephantarium or what city was it near I ike to know this stuff Before reading the book I need to read something over Xmas that will grab me usually my brain tends to stray Check out the cover can you see the ittle boy s hand around that elephant the turn of the elephant s head and the straightness of the ittle boy s back A picture can say a thousand wordsPLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THIS BOOK AVAILABLE BOTHAT AND BN Seriously This book was total twaddle I wasn t touched I didn t cry and I didn t emotionally react to any of the one dimensional characters Let s get this straight after floating in water during a hurricane for many days the boy refuses to get on a boat to go to safety because the elephant can t come After a few days of floating he decides to give up and just as he s dipping under the water ready to take in a breath of water he hears a boat motor It s a Christmas miracle Despite what should have been high winds and waves he hears a motor Under water Am I just cynicalAlso one moment Bram is a boy the next he s skinny dipping with a girl named Girtie There s actually a surprising number of scenes where he s naked Why Doesn t seem to fit in the story at allNow how about this writingActual sentences One afternoon as Bram dozed on his mat atop Modoc s back she stopped abruptlyWith great shoving and A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency lifting of tonnage slowly Modoc stoodThis was indeed the hospital a hospital for elephantsThe use of the word din multiple times reminded me of the sentences kids have to write afterearning a new word Give it a rest man And there s no way that most of this was fact I should have never read the acknowledgments before I started the book When mind reading and energy and metaphysical were mentioned directly before the author s note that basically said that he may or may not be getting most things right I was thinking Ruh rohI noticed that several other reviewers noticed that Modoc s tusks were mysteriously absent in the pictures Others noticed that the amount of time Helfer had with her didn t match up One reviewer on mentioned that she tried ooking into the information and couldn t find anything other than mentions of this book No sources no exact times or dates and mostly inner dialogue or dialogue with an elephant But who knows maybe all I ve earned
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finding and citing information claptrap Whoops I meant to say Maybe all I ve Ravishing Ruby learned was claptrapEven if this book was filed under fiction instead nothing could save it from being poorly written melodramatic drivel That being said the children s book was uiteovely I gave this book one star because Mr Helfer has passed it off as a true story when clearly it is not Apparently there was indeed an elephant named Modoc there were six documented with that name in fact A captivating true story of oyalty friendship and high adventure that spans several decades and three continents Modoc is one of the most remarkable true stories ever told perfect for fans of The Zookeeper's Wife or Water for ElephantsRaised together in a small German circus town a boy and an elephant Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived