unigo_skin
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
 

Facts

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Sara Gruen was inspired to write Water for Elephants after she read the stories of two real-life historic elephants. And hey, Rosie seems pretty real to us.
(Source: Author's afterword, Water for Elephants.)

The Benzini Brothers' circus is fictional, but you can still catch a show from the Ringling Brothers. Let us know when you get tickets!

Water for Elephants, eh? Guess how much water these elephants can actually drink. Thirty to fifty gallons a day. (!) That's going to be a lot of elephant pee. (Source.)

Sara Gruen has written four novels, and animals are important characters in all of them. We're totally okay with that.
(Source.)

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
back to top