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Welcome to ElePublisher. I’m so appreciative and delighted by the positive responses my work has received, and I would like to share that enthusiasm with a wider audience. My book, "Rhama, the Elephant from the Taste of Paradise Island", with wonderful illustrations by Debra Calderon, is available now.

It is the story of a baby elephant going through the trials and tribulations of growing up in an orphanage and becoming famous.


About the Author

Ulla Ringle

Ulla (Ursula) Ringle was born in Germany. She met and married her husband Ernst, a civil engineer, in Sri Lanka and she lived there for a while. Ulla visited the working elephants on the dam construction site in Randenigala every day and she toured the beautiful island many times. She took several trips to the elephant orphanage and she attended the Kandy Perahera in July of 1985. The Ringles have several tea planters as friends in Sri Lanka, who told many stories about elephants, these incredible intelligent
and wonderful animals.

They live in Aiken, South Carolina.


Rhama, the Elephant from the Taste of Paradise Island

January, 2017

This release has been in development for quite some time now, and I can’t wait for you to read it. I enjoyed every moment of work on this and I hope you and your young one will too! Get in touch with the button below to order your copy today and let me know what you think.

People, Places & Things in Rhama's Story

Ceylon - the former name of Sri Lanka

Maha Oya - river in Eastern Sri Lanka

Pinnawela - is an orphanage and nursery for wild Asian elephants in the village of Pinnawela

Kegalla - a town, located on the Kandy - Colombo Road in Sri Lanka

Mahiyangana - is a town close to the Mahaweli Ganga with an ancient Buddhist temple

Mahaveli Ganga - is the longest river in Sri Lanka

mahout - is a person to train and ride an elephant

Esala Perahera - is one of the oldest and most extraordinary Buddhist festivals in the world; it happens every year in July or August, depending on the full moon (Esala Full Moon)

Kandy - Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka; it is a sacred Buddhist site, it was the last capital of kings

Temple of The Tooth - the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist Temple in the city of Kandy

tusker - an elephant with tusks

Kandyan Chieftains - the costumes worn by the chieftains are medieval Court dresses; chieftains were very powerful during the Kandyan Kingdom – today they are the custodians of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Sinhalese Kingdom - Sinhala was the kingdom of the island Lanka (Island of Sinhala)

sarong - a tube of fabric, wrapped around the waist, worn by men and women

tom-tom - a drum

Palm Trees


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Aiken, SC, USA


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