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Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants


by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants Resources


Real-Life Circus

Check out the Ringling Brothers' website, complete with fun-facts about elephants like Rosie.

Our Lovely Author

Learn more about Sara Gruen at her official site: the person behind this exciting story is pretty exciting herself.

Movie or TV Productions

Robert Pattinson

Did we get your attention? That's right: the 2011 film adaptation of Water for Elephants features Robert Pattinson as Jacob and Reese Witherspoon as Marlena.

Check out the Trailer

View a trailer of Water for Elephants the movie. Robbie P doesn't take his shirt off, but it's still pretty awesome.

Still curious? How about a fan site?

This comprehensive fan site has all the details you could ever want about the film.

Two Thumbs… Down?

An unfavorable movie review in the New York Times. Hey, to each his own!

Historical Documents

Interview with the Author

Check out this revealing interview with Sara Gruen, the lady behind Water for Elephants

Success Story

This New York Times article by Motoko Rich explains some of the book's success. (Beyond "it is awesome," of course.)

Mixed Review

This review by Elizabeth Judd appeared in 2006 after the book was first released. Do you agree with her assessment?

The Circus Controversy

Circus shows are surrounded by lots of controversy. Check out this article for an example.


The Audiobook

Listen to the audio version read by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones. We wonder if it's as thrilling as the book.


But Who Plays Rosie?

Check out Tai, who played Rosie in <em>Water for Elephants. </em>She pretty much looks like the best elephant every. (And that's the author, Sara Gruen, in her mouth!)

The Original

Here's the original book cover, created by Honi Werner and based on a photo by Charles Mason.

It's Spectacular!

Here's a version of the film poster. Whatcha lookin' at, Robbie P?

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