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The Elephants Journey

The Elephants Journey
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A delightful, witty tale of friendship and adventure from prize-winning novelist Jos Saramago In 1551, King Joo III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. In Jos Saramagos remarkable and imaginative retelling, Solomon and his keeper, Subhro, ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780547574110
  • ISBN-10: 0547574118
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Media: Paperback
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A delightful, witty tale of friendship and adventure from prize-winning novelist Jos Saramago In 1551, King Joo III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. In Jos Saramagos remarkable and imaginative retelling, Solomon and his keeper, Subhro, begin in dismal conditions, forgotten in a corner of the palace grounds. When it occurs to the king and queen that an elephant would be an appropriate wedding gift, everyone rushes to get them ready: Subhro is given two new suits of clothes and Solomon a long overdue scrub. Accompanied by the Archduke, his new wife, and the royal guard, these unlikely heroes traverse a continent riven by the Reformation and civil wars, witnessed along the way by scholars, historians, and wide-eyed ordinary people as they make their way through the storied cities of northern Italy; they brave the Alps and the terrifying Isarco and Brenner Passes; across the Mediterranean Sea and up the Inn River; and at last, toward their grand entry into the imperial city.

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  • ISBN-13 : 9780547574110
  • ISBN-10 : 0547574118
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Status : 146 on hand
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