Water for elephants : a novel
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Published
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007.
ISBN
9781565125605, 1565125606
Lexile measure
730L
Rating
730L
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Format
Book
Edition
First paperback edition.
Physical Desc
350 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 4.4, 14 Points
Lexile measure
730

Notes

General Note
Contains interview with author and book-group discussion questions.
Description
A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.--From publisher description.
Target Audience
730L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,4.4,14.0,113833.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,High School,4.5,24,Quiz: 46226.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,4.4,14,113833.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gruen, S. (2007). Water for elephants: a novel. First paperback edition. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. 2007. Water for Elephants: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara, Water for Elephants: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants: A Novel. First paperback edition. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007. Print.

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