Saturday, July 17, 2010

GIVEAWAY: The Elephant Keeper

Once again Harper Collins Publishers are offering my readers a giveaway! This time it's a copy of The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson.

I wasn't familiar with the title, which is now being released in paperback, but there are a lot of positive comments surrounding it. The highly talented poet Nikki Giovanni said The Elephant Keeper is "the best book I've read in the last twenty years or so". High praise indeed!

The story is set in Bristol, England in 1766 as two baby elephants arrive from India nearly dead. An unassuming stable boy, Tom, finds himself their new caretaker and thus begins a remarkable bond.

My copy is en route and I'm anxious to read it.

To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment sharing your favorite novel featuring an animal as one of the main characters. Charlotte's Web tops my list, which would also include Seabiscuit and Water for Elephants.

Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. A winner will be chosen on Saturday, July 31, 2010.

Tweet this post for a second entry into the giveaway. Copy and paste the message below (and leave me a comment to say you did so):

Book giveaway from @k8ie: The Elephant Keeper


Emily H. said...

Favorite book with an animal lead character would be Redwall by Brian Jacques.

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Cheryl said...

I honestly usually don't like novels/books with animal characters! But I do love Stuart Little by EB White and The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.

Cheryl said...

This book looks very interesting though and I'll clarify. Usually don't like books where the animals are talking!

Alice V said...

Sounds like a good book. Retweeting!

californiameaghan said...

i think i read black beauty at least 100 times as a kid. i really love that book.

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Rachel said...

looooved where the red fern grows - old dan and little ann!!