Water for Elephants


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This is a great, glorious, big-hearted novel set in a travelling circus touring the backblocks of America during the Great Depression of the early 1930s. It's 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...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 ...

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Jack W

Apr 15, 2012

One great book

This is one of the best books I have read in years. Good movie, too, but not as good as the book


Mar 1, 2012

I want to see the movie. I hope it is good as the book.

Karla S

Mar 1, 2012

unable to download

I was never able to download the text. Therefore, I would not recommend this process to anyone.


Nov 18, 2011


The characters provide entertainment you will cherish forever. You don't want to put it down.

Tammy K

Sep 1, 2011

Excellent book and I heard the movie is as good as the book

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