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Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
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As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A... show more
As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781565125605 (1565125606)
ASIN: 1565125606
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
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5.0 Water for Elephants
by Sarah Gruen This was an amazing story. I love realistic stories about the circus or carnivals and I learned from the author's note at the end that this was very well researched in a historian sense. It rang mostly true and some of the incidents were taken from events that really happened some...
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I've been on a bit of a "finally getting around to reading it!" streak lately. So, I finally got around to reading Water for Elephants. I thought it was perfectly fine. It didn't move me one way or another. But maybe now I'll finally get around to watching the movie, as well.
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5.0 The Sweet and Amazing Story of Water for Elephants!!!
Good hello everyone and how are you this fine day? I hope super for you all!!! As for me I'm doing fantastic!!! Just super excited to be bringing you all the "Water for Elephants" review!!!!!!!!!!!!! Which is written by Sara Gruen!!! I hope you all are ready because I am. So, Allons-y!!! Before I ...
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This book symbolizes the reason why I am still reading YA books. I have recently become disillusioned with YA books because the majority of what I read is a recycled plot, recycled characters, with a recycled, often instalove romance. But then, I read this book. The story is unique, I don't loath th...
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