Jesse's Reviews > Jumbo: This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World

Jumbo by Paul Chambers
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Dec 21, 2007

really liked it

Probably the best biography of an elephant I've read since "Babar," though I might be forgetting one or two. Being British, Chambers tells it pretty dryly, resisting the urge to make Jumbo a metaphor for Victorian England and/or PT Barnum-era America, and pretty much avoids all irrelevant tangents. Probably for the best, but I could've gone for more detail.

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