Water for Elephants

Gruen, Sara.  2006.  Water for Elephants.  Toronto:  Harper Collins.  ISBN 978-0-00-639155-5.  335 pgs.  paperback.

Ever wonder what it would be like to run away with the circus?  Sara Gruen tells us in this story about Jacob, a young man who does just that.  It’s the height of the Great Depression and Jacob is just about to write his final exams to become a veterinarian when disaster strikes and he is left homeless.  This adventure/love story is full of interesting characters including one very special elephant.  Told from the perspective of an older Jacob.  Gruen is masterful with the details.

Adult Fiction.


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