August 23, 2010– “After meeting a very special elephant in Thailand and becoming dedicated to the plight of these extraordinary animals, I wanted to do something, to make some difference and help in any way possible”, Marieke L. van der Velden says.
What began as the Elephant Poetry and Prose Project, eventually grew into a 40-page tribute to pachyderms. “Tales & Tails” is a book filled with poetry, prose and photos about elephants that is destined to inspire animal lovers and convert new elephant lovers.
People from around the world, inspired by these gentle giants, generously submitted their words, from a 6th grade class in Ithaca, New York to award-winning writer Barbara Gowdy. Plus, all profits from the book go directly to Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary.
Enjoy the book and check out the resource list in the back… it mentions The Eyes of Thailand elephant conservation documentary!