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Forever Free (Story of Elsa #3)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  529 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The moving and dramatic climax to the story of Elsa and her cubs.
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Published February 1st 1963 by Harcourt (first published January 1st 1962)
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Judy"Intergalactic Bookworm"
Sep 04, 2007 Judy"Intergalactic Bookworm" rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Real Life/Biography/Autobiography readers
I first read this book when I was in high school in the 1970's and fell in love with both the books (sequals are Living Free and Forever Free) and the movie. It is a touching story where sometimes humans have to interfere with nature and the consequences that it may bring.
Noel G
May 24, 2012 Noel G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the first books I can remember reading that was not aimed at a juvenile audience.
Kirsty Noah-whitlock
I've given this book 3/5 as I did with its prequels. Devastated by Elsa death and gutted by ending as it just kind of hit a wall and never got to find out what happened with cubs but I suppose that can't be helped. slightly easier to read than the previous two books but still annoyed by some of the unnecessary animal killings. To be completely honest it was nice to read Elsas story but on the other hand I was glad when I finished and could get on with another book that hopefully grabs my attenti ...more
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Aug 01, 2014 W.R. Watkins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 30, 2010 Joella rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The last book in this series gets one less star than the rest because I absolutely hated the ending, which in turn made me dislike most of the second half of the book. I will not ruin it for anyone who plans to read it, but I must voice how angry I am. Otherwise, I loved the series. They are exactly my kind of books.
Apr 21, 2009 Martine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a kid I loved wild animals and frequently watched Mutual Of Omahas Wild Kingdom (life before cable TV or 24/7 TV). It goes without saying that I was very moved by the recent release had on Christian the Lion.
Mar 19, 2012 Lesley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The true story of Elsa and the adamsom family, heart warming, part 3 now about the cubs and how there hunting skills are and if they can survive the wild.
Nov 05, 2008 Darla marked it as to-read
I would like to get the whole series :)
Jim Swike
Apr 16, 2013 Jim Swike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Final chapter of Elsa, Great read.
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Joy Adamson (born Friederike Victoria Gessner) was a naturalist, artist, and author best known for her book, Born Free, which describes her experiences raising a lion cub named Elsa. Born Free was printed in several languages, and made into an Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. In 1977, she was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art. Born to Victor and Traute Gessner i ...more
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