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 survive during the Great Depression.A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring fo
Author Sara Gruen
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Published Date 2011-05-01
ISBN 1742695272 9781742695273
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heather_ayers_9346 shared a tip "Loved this one so much. In part because I have a small obsession with elephants. Great story, great read"
kathleen_8679 shared a tip "Yes, the book was better! Of course ☺️"
mlhawkins shared a tip "AMAZING, almost magical!"
pam_mcgovern_cecchini shared a tip "First book I read on Kindle. I enjoyed it."
kimberly_belben shared a tip "What a story! Hard to put down. This one had me from page 1."
w_ruggles shared a tip "Amazing book. The movie did it such little justice, pretend the movie does not exist"
cherry_poptart shared a tip "I love the author to!"
cassidy_8553 shared a tip "Oh, I just listened to the audio book. It was really good for a long car ride"
isaac_nash shared a tip "A wonderful book, well written and well told"
amelia_barnett_7863 shared a tip "This one’s very saucy 😉, and surprisingly good"
christy_kelly shared a tip "I really enjoyed the story and the pace."
emily_evans_5931 shared a tip "I loved Remains of the Day!! Ishiguro is one of my favorite authors now"
thenoveltourist shared a tip "You’ll never see the circus the same way again. Fantastic book."
monica_albiter shared a tip "I couldn’t put it down. The story telling is amazing and very vivid."
monica_albiter shared a tip "Really good story telling. I could NOT put this one down."
lacey_sabine shared a tip "No i haven't 😁"
yolanda_hernandez_2701 shared a tip "An eye opening view on the aging process from the narrators perspective."
julie_stringer_farrar shared a tip "DO NOT watch the movie. The book is a million times better!"
jessica_orlando shared a tip "I loved this book and hated it at the same time. I am sad that there seemed to be no true straight forth ending for me."
megan_9343 shared a tip "I don't know how to define "good ending". This is a beautiful book that is well written."
ashleigh_hole shared a tip "I’d say so"
abby_frances shared a tip "I have only read this book but I should prolly check out more"
olivia_sudden shared a tip "Yes! It is soo good!"
jourdan_mendoza shared a tip "I’m on a Queer YA novel kick. I just finished Alicia Jasinska’s The Dark Tide :)"
alexa_eger shared a tip "Great story!!"
robinlisa62 shared a tip "The author does amazing research into the carnivals of the depression"
rylee_davis shared a tip "Yep, I loved it!"
sandy_champagne_84 shared a tip "It was for me. It's one of my favorites!"
sarah_cook_2879 shared a tip "Yes. It is such a beautiful story."
breeze_nicole shared a tip "Absolutely amazing tale! I loved this book with my whole heart!"
sarah_bair shared a tip "I haven't seen the movie. I was afraid it would be a letdown :("
evelyn_redmond shared a tip "Only about a week.....it was turned into a movie...I always enjoy the books more"
kasey_liberty shared a tip "I read it a long time ago but i think it was like 2 weeks or so it wasnt very long"
darby_bittle shared a tip "@jeff_lenz I’m not sure if I could give a good answer, I’ve only read Water for Elephants so far. Any recommendations?"
megan_heisten shared a tip "I liked the ending. It made me cry but it was good."
erica_obrien_4334 shared a tip "Absolutely spectacular ending, I cheered and cried at the same time."
brianna_davis_3381 shared a tip "Im reading the seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Im obsessed"
andrea_bouch shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
joe_gibson_3036 shared a tip "I love stories of the old circus/side-show circuit"