Circus Ship

Description

With stunning artwork and a rhyming text, the illustrator of the Mercy Watson books tells a tale of human-animal connection full of humor and heart. (Ages 4-8) When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own to swim the chilly waters. Staggering onto a nearby island, 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 rare hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

Details

Author(s)
Chris Van Dusen
Format
Hardback | 40 pages
Dimensions
260 x 265 x 9mm | 506g
Publication date
02 Nov 2009
Publisher
Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publication City/Country
Massachusetts, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
chiefly col. Illustrations
ISBN10
076363090X
ISBN13
9780763630904
Bestsellers rank
82,589

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