When the recently orphaned Jacob Jankowski jumps onto a passing train, he ends up in a world dominated by freaks, grifters and misfits.
He's landed in the Benzine Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, a second-rate travelling circus that is struggling to survive during the Great Depression.
Veterinary student Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie and it is there he meets Marlena, the beautiful star of the equestrian act, who is married to the charismatic but twisted animal trainer Auguse. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until Jacob discovers a way to reach her.
Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants spectacularly brings the era to life, and the love story between two people that overcome incredible odds makes it a real page-turner.
With the team against her, and a dangerous criminal still on the loose, DCI Jane Tennison must fight to prove herself, now or never.
Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2015.
Product code: AAFNH
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
Publish date: 07/02/2008
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