Running away with the circus is one of the worldas most enduring and romantic ideas. However, the reality of circus life during the Depression era was hard and painful. Jacob Jankowski, now over ninety years old, looks back on that time of desperation, cruelty and prejudice, but at the same time, he recalls a magical atmosphere, the animals, the larger-than-life circus population, love, and, of course, a special elephant named Rosie. Sara Gruen depicts a juxtaposed world of the train circus and the nursing home. The Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide for this marvelous novel will uncover the mystery of how to carry water for elephants. In addition, you will explore Gruenas masterful story-telling techniques and how the worlds of aging and circus adventure intersect. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.If we have sparked a discussion or a debate on certain points, then we are happy . We invite you to share your groupa#39;s alternative findings and experiences. You can contact us via our website (www.bookclubinabox.com), by email (infoanbsp;...
|Title||:||Bookclub-in-a-box Presents the Discussion Companion for Sara Gruen's Novel Water for Elephants|
|Author||:||Sara Gruen, Marilyn Herbert|
|Publisher||:||Bookclub-in-a-Box - 2008|