Hmmmm…I read this for the Book Club. It is not my “type” of book as I’m not a huge fan of fantasy. However, I enjoyed the style of the writing which made me feel like I was reading a book from my childhood. The language seemed older and more formal. There is no doubt that I became more empathetic with the main character as I read and I couldn’t help but feel for that poor elephant. Personally, I preferred The One and Only Ivan for an elephant book.