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The Resource Water for elephants : a novel, Sara Gruen

Water for elephants : a novel, Sara Gruen

Label
Water for elephants : a novel
Title
Water for elephants
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sara Gruen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2007.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Fiction, 2007.
  • Great Lakes Book Awards, Fiction category, 2007.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143634
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gruen, Sara
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 730
  • 730
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Circus
  • Depressions
  • Circus performers
Target audience
adult
Label
Water for elephants : a novel, Sara Gruen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains interview with author and book-group discussion questions
Control code
ocn123132226
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
350 p.
Isbn
9781565125605
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007280214
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)123132226
Label
Water for elephants : a novel, Sara Gruen
Publication
Note
Contains interview with author and book-group discussion questions
Control code
ocn123132226
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
350 p.
Isbn
9781565125605
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007280214
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)123132226

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