As an animal lover, this book was very difficult for me to read and I had to put it down several times because I started to cry.
This is the story of Delta, the Dancing Elephant told from her point of view. While Delta is a fictional elephant, the tragedies of her story are all too real. Delta's story takes you from the 1930's to the 1990's. Through her story you not only see the reality of how poorly some performing animals were treated, but the human cultural revolution through her eyes.
It was obvious that much research into elephant behavior was done for this book, hopefully it will help people see the importance of elephants and their habitat.
Also, as the book suggests this is best intended for 7th grade readers and up.
This book was received for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.