Since receiving this book I have not left the house.. Preferring to visit Africa instead... I read with tears streaming down my face.... Yet there is a lot of joy to be had as well.. One thing that disturbed and baffled me was.. this wonderful lady loves and fiercely protects her animals.. Yet continues to serve and eat dead ones... It made no sense to me.... All animals deserve protection.... However.. Apart from that baffling fact.. I adored this book... What an amazing life she now has
An amazing story which will hopefully spread awareness about the horrors of poaching and highlight the courage and bravery of those who try to protect the animals. Education is the key and books like this should be on exam reading lists so that future generations will learn to think and behave differently and learn to love and respect all the animals we share the planet with.
This book and its companion The Elephant Whisperer are greatly moving accounts of the heroic struggle to save endangered species in Africa. These books restore faith in human goodness and lift your spirit in both measures. The incredible work of the people involved brings hope for the future of wildlife and the environment. Highly recommended. Warning - it will move you to tears when reading about human barbarity, and the dignity and loyalty of the elephants to those who are helping to save them. I have written further and at length about this book in my blog: naturetails.wordpress.com
Having read all three of Lawrence Anthony's books, I was thrilled that francoise had carried on . This incredible brave big hearted lady carried on in the face of adversity. This book is both heart warming and heart breaking. I truly hope that Francoise writes another. I shall be waiting!!!!
I really enjoyed this book and could almost put the pictures to the words. When the animals were sick i desperately wanted to flip the pages to know the outcome. People that can commit to the health and wellbeing of animals is more than admirable it's breathtakingly amazing.
Read all of the Lawrence Anthony books and loved them all. And this book as a continuation from those as well as a book in its own right didn’t disappoint. Thoughtfully written and heartfelt. Although the book recaps some of the events from the Lawrence Anthony books, it was nice to see from another’s point of view. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Brilliant book couldn't put it down. I absolutely loved the elephant whisper and this book puts his wife's (Francois) perspective on the events. Plus how such a strong women coped with the unexpected death of her husband whilst dealing with the wildlife reserve plus the animals , safari business,orphanage all whilst dealing with poachers. An all inspiring book.