Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Paperback Book


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Author: Sara Gruen

Format: Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Workman Pub Co

Published: Jan 2006

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Retail Price: $18.99

Pages: 350


Jacob Jankowski, 90 years old and living in a nursing home, tells how, orphaned and penniless during the Great Depression, he became an animal trainer in a circus. In his days with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, he falls in love with the beautiful performer Marlena--and also with the delightful Rosie the elephant.

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BookLender review by Kimberly on 2007-05-25 00:09:02

I loved this book. The author really draws you into the story with wonderful characters and a rich back drop. You get to know Jacob and cheer for him throughout the novel. I had trouble putting it down...

BookLender review by James on 2007-05-16 21:58:24

Great book, enjoyed the story line. A sweet ending

BookLender review by Patty on 2007-07-13 16:24:31

I found it a wonderful read. It was full of insight, made me laugh & made me sad, with a great ending.

BookLender review by Sherrill on 2012-03-20 11:05:15

Loved this book. I will never watch a circus again the same way. Very moving, couldnt put it down.

BookLender review by Cee on 2010-06-13 11:51:42

Wonderful read! I can't wait for the movie.