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Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen

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Format: Paperback / softback, 445 pages
Published In: United States, 01 March 2011
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 the circus world 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 ultimately their only hope for survival.
EAN: 9781616200718
ISBN: 1616200715
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Dimensions: 10.67 x 17.02 x 3.3 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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I've had the same problem with the book not arriving, I have submitted a claim so hopefully will receive soon, am very much looking forward to reading it !
Barry Cooke on
I would love to review Water for Elephants, but I STILL haven't received it!
Letitia Tomkins on
Ok I think I maybe the only person that did not like this book. I have had a few friends that read it and loved it. But for me I felt it just dragged a lot. I got very bored in some parts of the book and just felt at times there could of been a lot chopped out of it to make it a great book. The beggining of thew book did grab me, but after the first 100 pages I felt there were only small moments where i got enthralled in the book. As i said everybody I know love it, but for me it just didnt do it for me. Which is a shame because i felt it had great potential.
Anthea Middleton on
I absolutely love this book. It totally captivated me and i couldn't put it down. The characters are amazing you can't help but fall in love with them. Even the Ring Leader. I recently saw the movie and i have to say the book is so much better, But the actors choosen to play the characters were perfect. Reese was absolutely stunning and Christoph Walts was amazing as always. Definately a must read book!
Nicola Buckingham on
Very enjoyable read. I didn't want to put this book down, great story from start to end.
Jemma Brown on
I Loved this book! Water for Elephants is definitly the best book i have read this year. You cant help but fall in love with Jacob. You feel everything he feels. Its an emotional rollercoaster that leaves you feeling like you know the characters and wanting more. Jacob takes you with him as he not only finds himself, but the 2 great loves of his life.
Shirley Booth on
This book stole my weekend! I'd intended to read it bit by bit over a few weeks but it was that engrossing that I couldn't put it down until I had finished it. It transports the reader to a vibrant world of the circus - dazzle with desperation, sleeping in horse carriages, tyrants, exotic animals; you smell and feel the circus on this wild ride. The book is so captivating that I was sad to leave at the end of the story. Well worth an escape to the circus in its hey-day!

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