Elephants are exotic and fascinating creatures and are the subject of several other adult fiction books. One is Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond [F HAM].
Samson Brown is overjoyed when Neva Wilson is hired to replace him as caretaker to Hannah, the only elephant at the Max L. Biedelman Zoo, but while Sam and Neva work together to move Hannah to an elephant sanctuary, the zoo's director tries to revitalize his business by spotlighting Hannah as a star attraction.Another, by Christopher Nicholson, is The Elephant Keeper [F NIC].
Seeing a unique opportunity, a wealthy sugar merchant purchases the elephants for his country estate and turns their care over to a young stable boy, Tom Page. Tom's family has long cared for horses, but an elephant is something different altogether. It takes time for Tom and the elephants to understand one another, but to the surprise of everyone on the estate, a remarkable bond is formed.The Elephant Keeper is a absorbing novel that would undoubtably make a great movie, but I'm afraid that if the film were true to the book, it would be too hard to watch!