Modoc - Ralph Helfer


By Ralph Helfer

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Nature
Score: 4.5
From 125 Ratings


Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City.

Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.


  • Audiobook?

    By Abbey907
    Is this an audiobook?
  • Modoc

    By Breakfast@tiffanys
    I read this book for a school project, but it meant so much to me! This is a story that will forever stay in my heart. I loved it beginning to end.
  • Modoc

    By Tara Williams
    The best book I ever read, I would have to stop and sob and read some more. I am so glad I know who Mo is and hope to meet her some day. When it's my time to go Mo, please lift me up to you too!!
  • Modoc

    By ShakyMcNeill
    Such an amazing story! I've read it many times and it's definitely one of my favorite books.
  • Modoc

    By Mary Poppins/mimi
    An amazing story about how humans and animals have a special bond and can communicate with each other. As in any relationship, the driving force is love and trust. I couldn't put this book down. I truly look forward to reading other books by this author.
  • <3

    By esmichele
    An amazing story. . A few days later, still can't stop thinking about it. :)

    By Paige9294728
    This book took my breathe away. The story is one of the most phenomenal and unbelievable stories of all time.
  • Wow

    By Bordeauxgrl
    This story is nothing short of absolutely amazing. A must read!
  • Amazing

    By Wildberri
    As an elephant lover, I read allot of books featuring the beautiful gentle giant. Modoc is my favorite one of all.
  • Unforgettable

    By MissScarlettMaam
    The. Best. Book. Ever.