The inspiring true story of love and loss but never giving in by a young Aussie battler who now leads an extraordinary life in the movie industry as one of the top international animal trainers.
'All of the love that you put into your animals has come out on screen, on my screen and it will be there forever.' - Steven Spielberg
The inspirational true story of a remarkable young woman who overcame an unconventional childhood, personal tragedy and depression to work as a stunt woman and then as one of the most successful animal trainers in Australia, if not the world. Zelie's love of animals and their affection for her has kept her going during even her darkest moments, and ultimately this led her to the man she loves and to the amazing life she now leads.
Step inside Zelie's extraordinary world where she has worked with everyone from Princess Zahra, the Aga Khan's daughter, to Antonio Banderas, to the piglets in Babe and the war horse in Stephen Spielberg's epic film, War Horse.
About the Author
In writing her story, Zelie, has been assisted by her sister, Freda Nicholls, who is a rural journalist and has had many magazine articles published, most recently as a regular contributor to R.M. Williams Outback magazine. This is their first book.
A truly remarkable story... written simply and with great honesty and will be a treat for anyone with an interest in the human condition. Daily Telegraph (Sydney) Entertaining... this book is the story of her life-the joys of working with animals and the dreadful losses of loved ones. Herald Sun
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st October 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1