An Elephant Story celebrates the wonderful bond that can develop between an animal and its keeper. The story opens dramatically as readers are amazed to find the elephant Kannan keeping vigil outside the hospital where his mahout, Nandan, has been admitted. In 'flashback' we are told of how Nandan, as a boy, was fascinated by elephants and ran away from home to become a mahout. Many years later he returns home as a full-pledged mahout and is given charge of the temple elephant, Kannan. Nandan devotes himself to looking after Kannan and soon the two become inseparable. One day, Kannan goes into 'musth' and rampages through the village. It is the final test for Nandan as a mahout--will he be able to bring Kannan back in control? A sensitive tale of a loving and faithful animal friend, An Elephant's Story brings home to its readers, yet again, the need to treat other living creatures with love and kindness.