February 21, 2013
March 1, 2011
Ninety-something Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope, in a new edition timed to coincide with the release of the film adaptation starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. Reprint.
Jacob Jankowski, 90 years old and living in a nursing home, tells how, orphaned and penniless during the Great Depression, he became an animal trainer in a circus. In his days with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, he falls in love with the beautiful performer Marlena--and also with the delightful Rosie the elephant.
Author: Sara Gruen
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Arts + Entertainment, Love + Relationships + Sex, Society + Social Issues, Nature + Animals, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Nature + Animals, Society + Social Issues, Love + Relationships + Sex, Arts + Entertainment
- Publisher: Algonquin Books
- Pages: 350
- Edition: Media Tie-In
- Language: English
- Release Date: March 1, 2011
- Author: Sara Gruen
- Online Item #: 13302614
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0266
- ISBN: 9781616200701
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported