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The Elephant Keepers' Children

Peter Hoeg, Martin Aitken (Translator), Kirby Heyborne (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/21/2013)
Hardcover (10/23/2012)
MP3 CD (10/23/2012)
Compact Disc (10/23/2012)


Told from the perspective of precocious fourteen-year-old Peter, The Elephant Keepers' Children is about three siblings and how they deal with life alongside their eccentric parents. Peter's father is a vicar, his mother an artisan, and both are equally and profoundly devout. The family lives on the fictional island of Fino, where people of all faiths coexist peacefully. Yet nothing is as it seems. When Peter's parents suddenly go missing, Peter and his siblings fear the worst--has their parents' relentless quest to boost church attendance finally put them in danger? Told with poignancy and humor, The Elephant Keepers' Children is a fascinating exploration of fundamentalism versus spiritual freedom, the vicissitudes of romantic and familial love, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781470810658, 11pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2012