Water for Elephants Excerpt: Read free excerpt of Water for Elephants by Sara GruenWith an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Set in a travelling circus touring the backblocks of America during the Great Depression of the early s 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.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - Book Review
Water for Elephants
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