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The Resource Water for elephants : A novel., Sara Gruen, (electronic resource)

Water for elephants : A novel., Sara Gruen, (electronic resource)

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
Over 10,000,000 copies in print worldwide #1 New York Times Bestseller A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Newsday Favorite Book of 2006 A USA Today Bestseller A Major Motion Picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz Jacob Janowski's luck had run out—orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was the Great Depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell. There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gruen, Sara
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Text Difficulty 3
  • UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
  • 4.4
Intended audience source
ATOS Level
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 730
  • 730
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Circus performers
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Depressions
  • Human/animal relationships
  • Parents
  • Veterinarians
  • Love triangles
  • Women circus performers
  • Circus animals
  • Elephants
  • Human/animal communication
  • Circus
Target audience
adult
Label
Water for elephants : A novel., Sara Gruen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=300001&titleID=335789
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0000335789
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781565125858
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0EC4CFAB-4E80-42D6-8D62-FC84FF087D2D
Label
Water for elephants : A novel., Sara Gruen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=300001&titleID=335789
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0000335789
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781565125858
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0EC4CFAB-4E80-42D6-8D62-FC84FF087D2D

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