How to Raise An Elephant

How to Raise An Elephant

The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel

Book - 2020
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"The next book in the perennially adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series sees Precious Ramotswe calling upon all her maternal instincts when she's faced with a two-ton case. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but can Mma Ramotswe and the rest of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency come together to raise a pipsqueak pachyderm? We may find out in this novel. We may not. Who can say?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2020
Edition: First United States edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781524749361
1524749362
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 24 cm

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tjdickey
Jan 25, 2021

The first page of Mma Ramotswe's most recent chronicle describes a day in which something might happen, but probably will not. On the contrary, one central plotline here looms quite large! In addition, we get a chance to see some of the beloved characters develop - both Charlie and Fanwell showing hints of overdue maturity, and a wonderful moment of grace and softening on the part of Mma Makutsi.

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pokano
Jan 09, 2021

The characters are just as wonderful as ever, but there was something about this book that wasn't quite as good as its predecessors. I think the plots weren't as well thought out as before.

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dgesin
Jan 03, 2021

I first stumbled across Alexander Mccall Smith's wonderful No 1 Ladies series 20 years ago in a tiny bookstore in Boston. I always find myself incredibly inspired by any of his works, but this latest installation touched my heart with its many acts of generosity and kindness....how lucky we are that he is a prolific and generous author.
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maipenrai
Jan 01, 2021

I have loved the No. 1 Ladies' Detective agency from the very first book. I was a little disappointed with this volume because there was not much of a mystery to solve and too much Mma Grace Makutsi and not enough Mma Precious Ramotswe. Still love the characters and the vicissitudes of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors and Precious' husband Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. If you possibly have the option, listen to this series for the great Botswana dialect. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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brangwinn
Nov 24, 2020

As always, the 21st book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency novel, Smith returns his readers to the slower pace of Mma Ramotse’s Botswana. A minimum of detective work solves the two mysteries. A distant cousin is suspected of lying to get money from Mma Ramotse and a baby elephant found by Charlie is eventually sent to an elephant sanctuary. But its not the mysteries that readers return to solve, it is the interaction between the characters. Like all good series, readers must begin at the beginning to fully appreciate the characters and understand the importance of fat cakes and bush tea.

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maipenrai
Mar 13, 2020

I have loved the No. 1 Ladies' Detective agency from the very first book. I was a little disappointed with this volume because there was not much of a mystery to solve and too much Mma Grace Makutsi and not enough Mma Precious Ramotswe. Still love the characters and the vicissitudes of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors and Precious' husband Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. If you possibly have the option, listen to this series for the great Botswana dialect. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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