|No of pages||135|
|Published Date||01 Jan 2002|
Author : Dhan Gopal Mukerji4 Books
Dhan Gopal Mukerji was an author of children's books. Born in a small village in India on July 6, 1890, he was passionate about bringing understanding of the Indian people and culture to American readers through his own unique brand of expressive and poetic language.
In 1936, the driven yet unhappy Dhan Gopal Mukerji took his own life, in New York City. He was forty-six years of age.
Dhan Gopal Mukerji's most enduring contribution to literature is "Gay Neck: The Story of a Pigeon". Written in 1927, the American Library Association awarded this book the 1928 John Newbery Medal.
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"This book, as the name implies, tells us the story of an elephant called Kari. The story of his growth and adventures, from the time he was six months old, is told with direct sincerity. The innate intelligence and the personality of a trained elephant is beautifully brought out.
The story brings the reader face to face with creatures of the wild, in a way which is not only deeply interesting but also instructive and stimulating. The author has been singularly successful in conveying the sense of the shadow-haunted places, and the thrills of suspense and fear and joy which the wild animals experience in the vastness of a tropical jungle."