By Dean N. Jensen
A real existence Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus international to lifestyles in the course of the gorgeously written, actual tale of well known trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the main well-known lady on the planet on the flip of the twentieth century, and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona, of the well-known Flying Codona Brothers.
Like today's Beyonce, Madonna, and Cher, she was once recognized to her mammoth public via only one identify, Leitzel. There can have been a few areas in the world the place her identify was once now not a family expression, but when so, they have been most probably on polar ice caps or within the darkest, inner most jungles.
Leitzel used to be born into Dickensian conditions, and have become a princess after which a queen. She used to be now not a lot greater than an excellent dimension fairy, simply four-foot-ten and not more than a hundred kilos. within the first a part of the 20 th century, she presided over a sawdust fiefdom of endless magic. She used to be the most important famous person ever of the largest circus ever, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the best exhibit on Earth.
In her existence, Leitzel had many suitors (and 3 husbands), yet just one guy ever totally captured her center. He was once the good-looking Alfredo Codona, the best trapeze flyer that had ever lived, the one one in his time who, evening after evening, finished the deadliest of all big-top feats, The Triple--three somersaults in midair whereas touring at 60 m.p.h. The Triple, the salto mortale, because the Italians referred to as it, took the lives of extra daredevils than the other circus stunt.