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Whistling For The Elephants by Sandi Toksvig
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Jan 12, 2010

liked it
bookshelves: litfic
Read in January, 2010

I liked it and it was sad.

I liked the child protagonist/naarator.
I didn't like that it took me a bit to remember the difference between two of the women neighbours but I don't know if it is my failing or the book's.

I liked the large house and its descriptions. I liked the zoo, I liked that talking about it, the book mentions the concepts of education and conservation (and it made me sad that they were not around so much then and that the animals were mostly in small depressing cages).

I liked the hopeful ending, that women did things together and made things better.

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