Water for Elephants
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Water for Elephants

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Published by Algonquin Books .
Written in English

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7917179M
ISBN 109780739474976

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Water for Elephants, Gruen's third novel, is a "cozy read" that has produced a "copious amount of buzz" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). No stranger to marrying the fates of her characters to animals, Gruen previously published the novels Riding Lessons () and Flying Changes (), both of which focus on horses and horsemanship/5(K). Water for Elephants is an enchanting page-turner, the kind of book that creates a world that engulfs you from the first page to the last. A national bestseller in Canada and a New York Times bestseller in the United States, this is a book destined to become a beloved fiction classic/5(). Water for Elephants In one plot, Jacob is a young guy just starting out in the world; in the other, he's an old guy stuck at a nursing home. Every few chapters, the narrative switches from one Jacob to the other. The title, Water for Elephants, is almost a little inside joke with the reader once we've finished the book, that , the book's narrator and protagonist, worked as a vet and trainer of sorts at a circus. If anyone knows about elephant training, it's him.

Gruen has proven to be an amazing for Elephants is told in the first person but from two different perspectives--Jacob Jankowski at 23 years of age and again, at 93 years old.   Hi, This morning when I was on my way to work, my daughter, who is in 6th grade and will be 12 in July, asked me if she could read Like Water for Elephants . So much more than a tale about a circus, Water for Elephants is a compelling journey not only under the big top, but into the protagonist's heart. Sara Gruen uses her talent as a writer to bring that world alive for the reader: I could smell it, taste it, feel every word of . Jacob is working overtime as the narrator of Water for Elephants. Younger Jacob and older Jacob Marlena. Marlena is gutsy and beautiful: what a combination. She seems pretty modern for a woman of the Rosie the Elephant [Spoiler alert! Don't say we didn't warn you.]Rosie is good-natured and lovable. She's loyal, August. August is a.

Water for Elephants resembles stealth hits like The Giant’s House, by Elizabeth McCracken, or The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, books that combine outrageously whimsical File Size: 2MB. 'Water For Elephants' is a coming of age book. Jacob sees his comfortable & conventional existence shattered following an accident, and embarks on a journey that takes him /5(K). Water For Elephants Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, First Edition. You Searched For: Book has very mild bumping to head and foot of spine, one very small ding to top edge of front board, one dog eared page and a a fairly noticeable lean else clean, unmarked and fairly tight. Jacket has light to normal shelf wear/ scuffing and a small.   Directed by Francis Lawrence. With Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider. Set in the s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a travelling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife/10(K).