Tuesday, August 14, 2007


59. The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy
This is an amazing book. It is the story of a group of elephants during a drought, and their search for a white bone which will lead them to a safe, drought free place. What makes the book amazing is that it is all from the point of view of the elephants, and we learn about their traditions and mythologies, but it is not cartoonish or a weird "talking animal" story. The elephants are not just made into humans either. This is also one of the saddest books I have read, as the elephants are beset by famine and ivory poachers. I highly recommend it, though, and could not put it down.

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