The Elephant Keepers' Children

The Elephant Keepers' Children

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Living on an island where all faiths coexist peacefully, precocious teen Peter and his siblings are shocked when their devout vicar father and eccentric artisan mother go missing at the height of an effort to boost church attendance.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781590514900
1590514904
Characteristics: 499 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Aitken, Martin

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ChristchurchLib Dec 17, 2012

"Both madcap and philosophical, this one-of-a-kind novel features teenaged siblings trying to discover the whereabouts of their parents, who have disappeared from their idyllic island. Characters have names like Bodil Hippopotamus, Alexander Flounderblood, and Anaflabia Borderrud, while plot elements include oiled tunnels and apparently ambulatory corpses -- not to mention a religious conference and a plot to steal valuable artifacts. This whimsical style of storytelling won't be for everyone, but those who enjoy a quirky challenge may appreciate this inventive, unusual novel." Fiction A to Z December 2012 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=580458

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