Water for elephants : a novel
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Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007.
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Over 10,000,000 copies in print worldwide #1 New York Times Bestseller A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Newsday Favorite Book of 2006 A USA Today Bestseller A Major Motion Picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz   Jacob Janowski’s luck had run out--orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was the Great Depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell. There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

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Format:
Book
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Physical Desc:
350 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781565125605, 1565125606, 9781616200701, 1616200707
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.4, 14 Points
Lexile measure:
730

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General Note
Contains interview with author and book-group discussion questions.
Description
A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gruen, S. (2007). Water for elephants: a novel. First paperback edition. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. 2007. Water for Elephants: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara, Water for Elephants: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants: A Novel. First paperback edition. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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