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The Resource The elephant keepers' children, by Peter Hoeg ; read by Kirby Heyborne, (sound recording)

The elephant keepers' children, by Peter Hoeg ; read by Kirby Heyborne, (sound recording)

Label
The elephant keepers' children
Title
The elephant keepers' children
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Hoeg ; read by Kirby Heyborne
Title variation
elephant keepers children
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
Told from the precocious perspective of fourteen-year-old Peter, this book is about three siblings and how they deal with life alongside their eccentric parents. Peter's father is a vicar, his mother is an artisan, and both are equally and profoundly devout. The family lives on the (fictional) island of Fino, where people of all religious faiths coexist peacefully. Yet, nothing is at it seems. When Peter's parents suddenly go missing, Peter and his siblings fear the worst-has their parents' relentless quest to boost church attendance finally put them in danger? Told with poignancy and humor, this is a fascinating exploration of fundamentalism versus spiritual freedom, the vicissitudes of romantic and familial love, and the triumph of the human spirit
Member of
Summary
Enjoying life on an island where all faiths coexist peacefully, precocious 14-year-old Peter and his siblings are shocked when their devout vicar father and eccentric artisan mother go missing at the height of a relentless effort to boost church attendance
Storyline
Tone
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10421558
Cataloging source
NOV
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1957-
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Hoeg, Peter
Dewey number
839.81374
Language note
Translated from the Danish
PerformerNote
Read by Kirby Heyborne
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heyborne, Kirby
  • Aitken, M. J.
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Missing persons
  • Talking books
  • Families
  • Religious tolerance
Target audience
adult
Label
The elephant keepers' children, by Peter Hoeg ; read by Kirby Heyborne, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • MP3-CD
  • Translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
Control code
000050297170
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (ca. 14 hr.)
Isbn
9781470810665
Other physical details
digital, stereo.
Publisher number
ZM7043
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Label
The elephant keepers' children, by Peter Hoeg ; read by Kirby Heyborne, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • MP3-CD
  • Translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
Control code
000050297170
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (ca. 14 hr.)
Isbn
9781470810665
Other physical details
digital, stereo.
Publisher number
ZM7043
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software

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