By Publishers Weekly

Rich watercolors and as-it-happens writing bring the story of India’s royal elephants into sharp focus. . . . The Lewins’ watercolor spreads emphasize India’s brilliant light, deep purple shadows and the way the elephants dwarf their human handlers. They are honest about the cruelty of past capture methods, but include anecdotes to offset the story’s sober moments. . . . For a clear view of a tradition dating back centuries, it’s a valuable contribution.