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The Circus Ship

The Circus Ship

Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Paperback

$7.99
The Circus Ship

About the Book

“The verse is sprightly, but the pictures are the true stunners.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own, but they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard. With buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early nineteenth century, Chris Van Dusen presents a hugely entertaining tale about the bonds of community—and a hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

Product Details

On sale: February 24, 2015
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780763655921
Reading level: Fountas/Pinnell: M

Author Bio

  

Praise

The verse is sprightly, but the pictures are the true stunners. Bright, lampooning gouaches (familiar from the Mercy Watson series) and dizzying perspective perfectly suit this picaresque tale...Children will pore over panoramic spreads that invite them to find each of the 15 animals and celebrate a denouement that serves up Mr. Paine's just deserts. Splendid!
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)