Jumbo: The Most Famous Elephant Who Ever Lived, Alexandra Stewart


Author Alexandra Stewart Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books ISBN 9781526608581 EAN 9781526608581 Bic Code Cover Hardback


Roll up! Roll up! And meet the incredible, the colossal, the world-famous Jumbo! Our story begins in 1860, in the mountains of East Africa, where a baby elephant struggles to his feet and takes his first shaky steps. This is the deeply touching story of an elephant who captured the world’s imagination, brought beautifully to life with enchanting storytelling and gorgeous artwork. Follow Jumbo’s amazing journey from his remote home in the rugged mountains of East Africa and the time he spent delighting visitors with elephant rides and comedy routines at London Zoo. Be amazed by his spectacular stint in P. T. Barnum’s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ and how he led a herd of elephants across the newly-built Brooklyn Bridge to test its strength. Discover how Jumbo’s remarkable life and legacy transformed our understanding and treatment of these magnificent creatures.


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