Check Out Kate DiCamillo's New Book: "The Magician's Elephant"
What if you had never seen an elephant before? In the days of books, the Internet and camera phones, it's weird to fathom what it would be like not to have seen exotic animals. But in Victorian England, many people hadn't ever seen tigers, elephants or giraffes. In fact, one artist, Albrecht Dürer, even made a print of a rhinoceros based on a description from a friend in a letter.