Quicklet on Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Book Summary)

Quicklet on Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Book Summary)

by Richard Childers

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Sara Gruen studied English literature at the University of Ottowa, before moving to the United States from Canada in 1999. She wrote two books before Water for Elephants: Riding Lessons and Flying Changes. Her latest book, Ape House, tells the story of a bonobo ape.

Gruen's Water for Elephants has received a number of awards include the 2007 Book Sense Book of the Year Award, the BookBrowse Diamond Award for Most Popular book, and the Friends of American Literature Adult Fiction Award. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, sons and a few horses, dogs, cats and a goat.

Water for Elephants is the story of a veterinarian who runs away and joins the circus during the Great Depression. Along the way, he falls in love with a performer and befriends an elephant named Rosie. Sara Gruen wrote Water for Elephants in 2006 as part of the National Novel Writing Month. Before starting work on the book, she had never before attended a circus. She did extensive research on circuses and many of the characters and events depicted in Water for Elephants were based upon true stories.

Originally published by Algonquin Books on May 26, 2006, Water for Elephants is available in 44 languages and has over 3 million copies in print worldwide. Water for Elephants was on the New York Times Best Seller List for 12 weeks in 2006 and the paperback hit number one on the same list on July 8, 2007. In 2011, the film based upon Water for Elephants was released, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013721173
Publisher: Hyperink
Publication date: 01/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

For over twenty-five years, Richard Childers has led digital production teams producing animation, interactive CD ROMs, software, games, web sites, and books. He developed three-dimensional visualizations for mass transit systems in Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Vancouver as well as design studies for the National Science Foundation's new Ahmenson South Pole Station. In 1991 he organized the acclaimed computer graphic symposium and exhibition, Infinite Illusions at the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Childers's books have been published by Random House and Stewart, Tabori, & Chang. Over the years, he has won 11 major design awards including the Communication Arts Gold Medal for his book Airpowered: The Art of the Airbrush and the I-Magic Platinum award for interactive design.

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