It’s December 1st already?! NaNo is over?!
How’d you do?
We have one final book to feature, possibly the most well-known one. It’s the first NaNo book to be made into a movie: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie.
It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.
We’ve featured Water For Elephants before, in conjunction with the movie’s release.
- Introduction to Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- Ideas for using Water for Elephants in the classroom
- Water for Elephants Desktop Wallpapers
- Water for Elephants: A Reader’s Guide, Excerpt & More
There isn’t an official book trailer, but here’s the theatrical trailer for the movie:
On Sara Gruen’s website, you’ll find:
For the comments: Have you read Water for Elephants? Did you know it was a NaNo book? Did you see the movie?
How did your NaNo writing go? Did you win? Did you learn something about yourself and your writing?