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The Resource Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

Label
Water for Elephants
Title
Water for Elephants
Statement of responsibility
by Sara Gruen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in a travelling circus touring the backblocks of America during the Great Depression of the early 1930s this is a story of love and hate, trains and circuses, dwarves and fat ladies, horses and elephants - or to be more specific, one elephant, Rosie, star of Benzini Bros Most Spectacular Show on Earth . . . Now a major motion picture.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. It is a novel that will win your heart
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
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Storyline
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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.
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143634
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gruen, Sara
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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730
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Water for Elephants
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa3f98b1-5e29-495b-b34c-cc519f9e8fce
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742695273
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Water for Elephants
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aa3f98b1-5e29-495b-b34c-cc519f9e8fce
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742695273
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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