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Water for elephants
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Author:
Published:
Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books, 2006.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
335 pages ; 24 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 14
Lexile measure:
730L
Rating:
730
Status:
Description
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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Language:
English
ISBN:
1565124995, 9781565125605, 1565125606
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.4, 14 Points
Lexile measure:
730

Notes

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.--From publisher description.
Target Audience
730,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,4.4,14,113833.
Local note
Book Club choice.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Gruen, S. (2006). Water for elephants. Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. 2006. Water for Elephants. Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara, Water for Elephants. Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants. Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books, 2006.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. 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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