Water for Elephants

by Sara Gruen

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When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, swindlers and misfits in a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that Jacob meets Marlena, the beautiful equestrienne who is married to August, a charismatic but violently unpredictable animal trainer. Jacob also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems unmanageable until he discovers an unusual way to reach her. Water for Elephants is a story that has it all - warmth, humour, poignancy and passion. It has an energy and spirit like the feeling under a big top when the show is about to begin.
ISBN:
9781742374475
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
2011-01-05
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
408
Dimensions (mm):
198x128x29mm
Weight:
0.35kg

Customer Reviews

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  • Fantastic well written book

    Review by on

    I really loved this book. Well researched and written. I loved the descriptions and the storyline as well the ending.

    This is definetley a book I will read more than once.

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