Joy Adamson John Hughes - Essay

John Hughes

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

In a sense ["Forever Free"] is the saddest of the trio. It tells of Elsa's death and it is an intensely moving, and at times harrowing, story….

Elsa herself dominates only part of the latest book. Much of it is in fact devoted to the Adamsons' rescue of Elsa's three cubs….

Never did the cubs become as tame as Elsa and never, apparently, did Mrs. Adamson achieve exactly the same rapport. But it's a heart-warming account and a fitting conclusion to one of the most moving animal stories ever to come out of Africa.

John Hughes, "The Elsa Era," in The Christian Science Monitor (reprinted by permission from The Christian Science...

(The entire section is 580 words.)