Water for elephants : a novel
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Published:
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
Mass market ed.
Physical Desc:
445 pages ; 18 cm.
Lexile measure:
730L
Rating:
012 and up.
Status:
Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
F GRU
Description
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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781616200718 (pbk.), 1616200715 (pbk.)
Lexile measure:
730

Notes

General Note
Copyright date: 2006.
General Note
Contains interview with author and book-group discussion questions.
Description
Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope.
Target Audience
012 and up.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning,UG,4.4,14.0,113833.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gruen, S. (2011). Water for elephants: a novel. Mass market ed. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. 2011. 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, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants: A Novel. Mass market ed. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011. Print.

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