>Adventure, romance, and an animal story all rolled into one. Elephant trainer, Josef, was a proud father of an infant son, Bram, and a proud trainer of a baby elephant, Modoc, born the same day and hour. Bram and Modoc grew up together as playmates and were inseparable. When Josef died and the circus animals were sold, Bram had to go with Modoc to uphold his father’s last request that he take care of him. Bram and Modoc’s adventures at sea, in India and finally in America are astonishing to say the least. Both Bram and Modoc went through so many hardships, yet they survived the onslaught and were brought back together in an incredible manner. You may cry a bit, you will smile often as you journey through Ralph Helfer’s book about the life of Modoc: the true story of the greatest elephant that every lived.