Saturday, July 4, 2015

"An Elephant in the Garden" by Michael Morpurgo is Historical Fiction

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo is an interesting read.  First off, it is told by a lady in a nursing home to one of the nurses and her son who visits her.  She is looking back to when she was 16 and telling the story about how they had an elephant in their garden during World War II and their walk across Germany to avoid the bombing of their city, Dresden.

I loved War Horse so when I found out Michael Morpurgo wrote this book too, I was eager to read it.  It is quite a story and I loved how it was told.  Although it is fiction, it is based to actual people and events.  This book has adventure and a bit of romance.
(Karen's review, 4 stars)

Here is the link to the actual story this book is based on:  Story of how Belfast Zoo's Baby Elephant Was Kept In Backyard of Home During Second World War Blitz to be Made into Film

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. To find books on a specific topic, scroll to the bottom and click on the topic you want. Happy Reading!

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