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The Circus Ship

author/illustrator: Chris Van Dusen

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.

“The verse is sprightly, but the pictures are the true stunners.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$6.99 / $8.00
0763661902 /  9780763661908
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Picture Books / EBook
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / N/A
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Fiction; Action & Adventure; Historical; Humorous Stories; Performing Arts; Transportation;
author’s comments:
Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of King Hugo's Huge Ego and Randy Riley's Really Big Hit, and the illustrator of the best-selling Mercy Watson books by Kate DiCamillo. He lives in Maine.
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