AN ELEPHANT FOR ARISTOTLE by L. Sprague de Camp

AN ELEPHANT FOR ARISTOTLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If Alexander had sent an elephant to Greece for Aristotle this is what might have happened -- and Leon after 7 years of service in the conqueror's armies tells the story. Commissioned to transport the elephant Aias to Aristotles, he is faced with the problems of feeding the monster, keeping him alive, choosing the route best suited to the beast, keeping peace despite betrayals and hazardous traveling in unknown lands. A lively historical recreation, fraught with misadventures, finds its happy ending.

Pub Date: April 3rd, 1958
Publisher: Doubleday