Jumbo: This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World pdf epub fb2

Jumbo: This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World by Paul Chambers pdf epub fb2

Jumbo: This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World Author: Paul Chambers
Title: Jumbo: This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World
ISBN: 1586421506
ISBN13: 978-1586421502
Other Formats: docx txt mbr mobi
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Steerforth (February 3, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1340 kb
Size EPUB version: 1423 kb
Subcategory: Performing Arts




Jumbo was a superstar of the Victorian era. Every day tens of thousands of people would visit this adored animal known as “the Children’s Pet” at the London Zoo. When P.T. Barnum purchased him for his Greatest Show on Earth, Jumbo’s transport to the United States made headlines for weeks. In North America, Jumbo became an instant sensation, and his name entered our lexicon as an adjective for oversized things. A half century after his death his still-famous and unrivalled popularity was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Dumbo. But the story behind the story is more gripping than one could possibly imagine. Jumbo’s moving and surprisingly complex relationship with a junior zookeeper named Matthew Scott is told here for the first time using newly discovered archival material, including Scott’s own diaries. Chambers’ compelling account of Jumbo’s secret history enhances an already magnificent legend.