Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

Beautifully written and completely unforgettable, Water for Elephants is an atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the US circus world circa 1932.

Author: Sara Gruen

Publisher: Hodder Faith

ISBN: 144471600X

Category: Circus

Page: 429

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Gruen's atmospheric, gritty, and compelling bestseller, set in the circus world during the Great Depression, is now a major motion picture starring Robert Pattinson ("Twilight") and Academy Award-winners Christophe Waltz ("Inglorious Basterds") and Reese Witherspoon ("Walk the Line").
Categories: Circus

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Sara Gruen s novel Water For Elephants

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Sara Gruen s novel  Water For Elephants

discussion companion for Sara Gruen's novel Water For Elephants Novel first published in Great Britain by Hodder and Stoughton, London, 2006. Paperback edition published by Hodder and Stoughton, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-340-935460.

Author: Marilyn Herbert

Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box

ISBN: 9781897082799

Category: Literary Criticism

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Running away with the circus is one of the world's most enduring and romantic ideas. However, the reality of circus life during the Depression era was that it was hard and painful. Jacob Jankowski, now over ninety years old, looks back on that time of desperation, cruelty and prejudice, but at the same time, he recalls a magical atmosphere with the animals, the larger-than-life circus population, love, and, of course, a special elephant named Rosie. Sara Gruen depicts the juxtaposed truths of the circus and the nursing home. Gruen's masterful story-telling techniques show how the worlds of aging and circus adventure intersect. Among other things, the Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide for this marvelous novel will discuss surprising facts about circus life and elephants, and will certainly uncover the mystery of how to carry water for elephants. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

Author: Sara Gruen

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 1442066075

Category: Circus

Page: 335

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As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.
Categories: Circus

Water for Elephants A Novel by Sara Gruen Trivia On Books

Water for Elephants  A Novel by Sara Gruen  Trivia On Books

Trivia-on-Book: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan.

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Trivia-on-Book: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!
Categories: Fiction

Water for Elephants 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

Water for Elephants   101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

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Publisher: GWhizBooks.com

ISBN: 9781502210241

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What are the amazing facts of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Water for Elephants G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.
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Quicklet on Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Quicklet on Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

elephantsbookreview/ Curled Up with a Good Book: “In prose both poignant and infinitely tender, Jacob dwells in both worlds, revealing the wounds of the past and the sorrows of the present. In a devastating denouement, as inescapable as ...

Author: Richard Childers

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614641391

Category: Study Aids

Page: 63

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Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Sara Gruen studied English literature at the University of Ottowa, before moving to the United States from Canada in 1999. She wrote two books before Water for Elephants: Riding Lessons and Flying Changes. Her latest book, Ape House, tells the story of a bonobo ape. Gruen's Water for Elephants has received a number of awards include the 2007 Book Sense Book of the Year Award, the BookBrowse Diamond Award for Most Popular book, and the Friends of American Literature Adult Fiction Award. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, sons and a few horses, dogs, cats and a goat. Water for Elephants is the story of a veterinarian who runs away and joins the circus during the Great Depression. Along the way, he falls in love with a performer and befriends an elephant named Rosie. Sara Gruen wrote Water for Elephants in 2006 as part of the National Novel Writing Month. Before starting work on the book, she had never before attended a circus. She did extensive research on circuses and many of the characters and events depicted in Water for Elephants were based upon true stories. Originally published by Algonquin Books on May 26, 2006, Water for Elephants is available in 44 languages and has over 3 million copies in print worldwide. Water for Elephants was on the New York Times Best Seller List for 12 weeks in 2006 and the paperback hit number one on the same list on July 8, 2007. In 2011, the film based upon Water for Elephants was released, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.
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Bookclub in a box Presents the Discussion Companion for Sara Gruen s Novel Water for Elephants

Bookclub in a box Presents the Discussion Companion for Sara Gruen s Novel Water for Elephants

discussion companion for Sara Gruen's novel Water For Elephants Novel first published in Great Britain by Hodder and Stoughton, London, 2006. Paperback edition published by Hodder and Stoughton, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-340-935460.

Author: Sara Gruen

Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box

ISBN: 9781897082492

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 84

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Running away with the circus is one of the world’s most enduring and romantic ideas. However, the reality of circus life during the Depression era was hard and painful. Jacob Jankowski, now over ninety years old, looks back on that time of desperation, cruelty and prejudice, but at the same time, he recalls a magical atmosphere, the animals, the larger-than-life circus population, love, and, of course, a special elephant named Rosie. Sara Gruen depicts a juxtaposed world of the train circus and the nursing home. The Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide for this marvelous novel will uncover the mystery of how to carry water for elephants. In addition, you will explore Gruen’s masterful story-telling techniques and how the worlds of aging and circus adventure intersect. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.
Categories: Literary Criticism

At the Water s Edge A Novel by Sara Gruen Trivia On Books

At the Water s Edge  A Novel by Sara Gruen  Trivia On Books

Water for Elephants is probably her most wellknown novel because it was made into a movie. It takes the life of a man who worked taking care of animals in the circus and how those animals were neglected and not given what they needed to ...

Author: Trivion Books

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Trivia-on-Book: At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen After a drunken episode on New Years, Ellis Hyde and his wife Madeline (Maddie) are disowned by his Philadelphia elite society father. To get back into his father’s good graces, Ellis, Maddie and friend Hank travel to Scotland during World War II to hunt the Loch Ness Monster. Ellis’ father had evidence of the monster, but it was viewed as a hoax. Ellis believed if he found proof of the monster’s existence, his father would set him back up as before. The trio go to Scotland and are put up in a very simple inn. Maddie, who never had a life of her own, has a life-awakening experience there. She makes friends, has an affair and becomes her own woman all while battling her husband’s drunkenness. Who was the monster? The mythical beast in the loch or her husband, the drunk. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you? Trivia-on-Books is an unofficial independently quiz-formatted trivia on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, grab your copy of Trivia-on-Books!
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Novel Creatures

Novel Creatures

... 145–150 polar bears 48 polis 58, 126, 133 see also Water for Elephants (Gruen) political sovereignty 44 Political Theology (Schmitt) 36 politics of Water for Elephants (Gruen) 57 Pondicherry, India 30 post-9/11 fiction 6, 7, 12, 66, ...

Author: Hilary Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351122054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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Novel Creatures takes a close look at the expanding interest in animals in modern fiction and argues that the novels of this time reveal a dramatic shift in conceptions of "creatureliness." Scholars have turned to the term "creaturely" recently to describe shared aspects of human and animal experience, thus moving beyond work that primarily attends to distinctions between the human and the animal. Carrying forward this recent scholarship, Novel Creatures argues that creatureliness has been an intensely millennial preoccupation, but in two contrasting forms—one leading up to the turn of the century, the other after the tragic events of 9/11.
Categories: Literary Criticism