Book Review: Mighty Mary

By: Max Davine

Mighty Mary is the story of an Indian elephant who was captured and transported to American to be trained as a performer. After disaster struck in Erwin, Tennessee, just after the turn of the century, her case would become one of the most famous surrounding animal cruelty.

This story is the emotional depiction of Mary’s life as a member of her mother’s herd, her eventual capture and transport. Mary’s story is one of love and loss, told in an engaging detail. Mary is an empathetic and captivating character. Davine does a wonderful job of humanizing his protagonist. This is an emotional telling of the harm abuse causes; an emotional depiction of animal injustice.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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