Based on real events, this is a miraculous story of a boy who befriends a famous elephant during a race against time and villains! When young pickpocket Danny accidentally buys an elephant at an auction, he finds himself swept up on an unforgettable adventure. Offered a job by a zookeeper, all he has to do is ride Maharajah from Edinburgh to Manchester in one week.Everyone in the country is watching, even the Queen, but the journey soon proves to be filled with drama and danger. A rival zookeeper will stop at nothing to make sure they fail, and soon Danny's shady connections from his past threaten to overturn the mission...Can Danny win the trust and friendship of the elephant and guide him home? Can the two of them stick together through the odds and win the day?
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by Shaun Bythell
by M.E. Kerr
by P.B. Kerr
by Philip Kerr
by Esme Kerr
"The whole family will enjoy listening to this fast-paced Dickensian adventure set in nineteenth-century Great Britain. The story centers around a mute, orphaned pickpocket who goes on the journey of a lifetime when he is hired as a publicity stunt to ride an elephant from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Manchester, England. Kerr adds mystery, double-crosses, danger, and intrigue to embellish the true story of an actual circus elephant that was sold at an 1872 Scottish auction to the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens. Narrator Robin Laing's accents enhance the characterizations--from the English accent of the menagerie owner to the Indian lilt of the elephant trainer and the Scottish brogue of the vicious Edinburgh street gang leader. S.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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