books about: circus
Wonderful story; Shame about the bad editing
I am an avid reader, of all genres, and this is seriously the best book I have read in a while. I did read the first 2 in the series, and while they were well-writen and enjoyable, this book easily surpassed them. I loved the character of Meridon: the way she spoke, her eloquence when explaining her emotions, her unabashed toughness. I was so happy that the book was written in first person from ...
Dumbo (Little Golden Book)
If you love Disney's wonderful movies, you will like this book
This attractive little book retells the story from Disney's hit movie, Dumbo. Each page of the book is filled with bright and wonderfully done illustrations. Accompanying that is text, telling a somewhat simplified version of the story from the movie. (It definitely does show Dumbo losing the feather, and learning that he does not need it to fly.) This book is quite good, and my five-year-old ...
Circus of the Damned
Great Urban Fantasy!... at least for the first 8-10 books...
Circus of the Damned is the 3rd book in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. Anita is an expert on the paranormal. As a necromancer and licensed vampire hunter, she raising the dead and kicks vampire butt for a living. Circus of the Damned combines elements of supernatural and detective fiction and continues the story down the same lines as Hamilton's first 2 novels. It is a fantastic, ...
Oliver (I Can Read Book 1)
Great book. Great story. Great pictures. My son loves all of Syd Hoff's books.
Geek Love: A Novel
What's with everyone hating the editing? I thought the book had great editing. I didn't find the characters too absurd or abstract to be unrealistic, but too absurd and abstract to be fictional. The transgressive themes of this book are all well and great and are attended to in other people's reviews, so I wont bother with one more attempt to praise it, but what I found most entertaining and ...
Snow Ball: A Novel By April L. Hamilton
13 reviews, 2007
Snow Ball Hits A Target
Snow Ball Hits A Target I am giving this book five out of five stars not in comparison to all the other novels I have recently read, most of which have better covers, higher production values, and stronger substantive editing, but in comparison to what I thought a self-published novel would be like to read. I "met" April L. Hamilton on the Amazon Breakthrough Novel forum, where we soon ...
Water for Elephants
Algonquin Books, 2007
What a story!
This is one of my favorite books ever! It's the past, present and future of a man, his life in the circus and his love for a woman and an elephant called Rose.
Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
This true story is incredible and a MUST MUST MUST read. I really couldnt put the book down. Bram and Modocs relationship is truly sincere and unique in no other way i have read about a relationship between an animal and person. I also ordered the other book Ralph Helfer wrote about the greatest lion that ever lived, hope that book is just as good as this one.
The Circus Ship
Chris Van Dusen
An instant classic
This is probably my favorite of the 300+ books on my kids' shelves - excellent illustrations and wonderful verse. A truly great book, and a more-than-worthy follow-up to Van Dusen's equally enchanting "If I Built a Car."
Olivia Saves the Circus
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing/Atheneum
Irrepressible and droll--that's our Olivia!
Ian Falconer is an author/illustrator without an identity crisis or low self-esteem. How do I know? Find his name on the book cover. It isn't there--all attention is focused on Olivia. O.L.I.V.I.A. "Olivia Saves the Circus." Not Olivia helps the circus. Not Olivia works for the circus. Just: Olivia Saves the Circus. Bold. Direct. Matter-of-fact. It's Olivia's turn to tell about her vacation. ...
A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir
Norris Church Mailer
quite a book
You will read about the real Norman Mailer. The book is suppose to be a autobiography about his wife, and thier life together, but really is an expose about Norman's life. Thier life truly is a circus.
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! (Beginner Books(R))
Random House Books for Young Readers
I'm 42 years old and don't know how I never heard of this book! My friend has a 1 yr old and I was browsing through the kids' books at Border's today and came across this one copy on display up at the very tippy top of a huge rack(not sure how a kid's supposed to see that high up but oh well!) I flipped through it and just had to have it. Unfortunately I can't find this one in board book form ...
A girl and Five Brave Horses
Martino Fine Books
Back in Print and Worth Buying!
If you liked the movie WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN, you'll want to read A GIRL AND FIVE BRAVE HORSES. The true story is far more compelling in Sonora's own words. Horse lovers will enjoy the book even more than the film, as it concentrates on training the diving horses and the unique personality of each animal. Sonora herself is remarkable, insisting there is nothing difficult or scary about ...
Gallop to Freedom: Training Horses with Our Six Golden Principles
Trafalgar Square Books
Book was full of beautiful pictures and fantastic examples of what kindness and patience can accomplish. Not a step by step training book, more like a book that explains how to change your way of thinking about training horses. The 6 principals should be followed by Everyone in every discipline! Lays the foundation for a great horse owner relationship and gives several good tips on how to ...
Nightmare Alley (New York Review Books Classics)
William Lindsay Gresham
Grotesque, Repulsive, and Fascinating
Although largely forgotten today, Gresham's NIGHTMARE ALLEY was one of the great bestsellers of the 1940s--a grotesque tale of the rise of a Stanton Carlisle, a carny worker who moves up from bilking rubes at a traveling ten-in-one show to become a fake spiritualist bilking the rich and famous in an church elaborately rigged to support his fake senances. But success is fleeting, and Stan falls ...
All Aboard the Circus McGurkus (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)
Random House Books for Young Readers
Love Dr. Seuss
As always, Dr. Seuss has done a great job capturing the imagination and attention of children with this wonderful book. (This book is actually one taken from a full-length book he wrote, "If I Ran The Circus".) The fact that it is a board book is a major plus as I have a 2 year old who can be rough on books. The only thing I did not realize was that it is has flaps to open and see pictures ...
Summer Dreams: Dual Image\Untamed
This book is great!! I even own the first one already and still tink it was way worth buying.
I don't have my book in front of me, but I loved the second story based on the circus. It is a really good story and as I said I loved the first one and it was worth buying it to read it again. 2 really wonderful love stories. I cannot wait to get the next Nora Robert book coming out in the end of June. I highly recommend this book if you like love stories and Nora Roberts. I will update this ...
A Son of the Circus
Ballantine Books, 2009
My first Irving novel and I'm hooked!
I drive 4-6 hours each day commuting 137 miles to work in Los Angeles from home in San Diego, so I have lots of time on my hands and lots of traffic stress. I started listening to books on my MP3 player on my Garmin Nuvi about 6 months ago, and it has relaxed me, slowed my driving, and enriched my life in general. I just finished Irving's Son of a Circus this morning, and I am so sad that I ...
If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)
Random House Books for Young Readers
Great Circus Book
We got this book for our 4 year old son to give him for Christmas along with tickets to see the circus. He LOVES this book and reads it over and over. The rhymes are catchy and it's classic Seuss style. Highly recommend!!
The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno: A Novel
Henry Holt and Co.
Delightful, Intriguing Look into the World of P.T. Barnum's Curiosities
This is a fantastic story!! I loved reading it. So fascinating to peer into the lives of skinny man Bartholomew Fortuno, his sidekick Matina, all of the other Prodigies and Exotics residing at P.T. Barnum's Museum. Through Fortuno's eyes, we get a real taste for extremes: hunger and control, insatiability and self-denial, separation and (in that final shocking act where the mystery revealed...), ...
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