books about: circus
The Circus Book, 1870s-1950s
TASCHEN 25 - Special edition! The greatest show on earth "This is a gee-whiz spectacle of a book, a three-ring extravaganza as bright as a pinball machine." —The New York Times Book Review During its heyday, the American circus was the largest show-biz industry the world had ever seen. From the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling American circuses performed for audiences of ...
All Aboard the Circus McGurkus (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)
Random House Books for Young Readers
Based on If I Ran the Circus , this train-shaped board book with big, bold flaps lets babies and toddlers peek inside the train cars to see the Seussian creatures hidden inside. Sturdy board pages and an accordion binding lets the fun unfold and makes this a perfect nursery room decoration. With jugglers, clowns and acrobats, this Seussian circus train is sure to astound and amaze! The Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection introduces the most ...
If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)
Random House Books for Young Readers
Step right up for Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming picture-book tale of young Morris McGurk’s big circus dreams. This circus has more than a mere lion tamer and trapeze artist! At the Circus McGurkus, you’ll be intrigued by the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by the Spotted Atrocious, and amazed by the daring feats of the great Sneelock. And these are just a few of the astonishing things you’ll find under this big top. Told with the humor and ...
The Circus Ship
Chris Van Dusen
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. 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 ...
Clifford At The Circus (Clifford 8x8)
Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued! It only takes a little to BE BIG! The circus is in town, but everything is going wrong. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford offer to help. Clifford and the circus acts WORK TOGETHER to save the show--and the day! The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.
Sawdust & Spangles Stories & Secrets of the Circus
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
A Day at the Circus
Barron's Educational Series
An entertaining day at the circus for the children in this delightful board book introduces toddlers to a variety of different circus animals. Board pages with different shapes give the book a layered 3D effect A cheerful little story is told in rhyme Children are entertained by performing circus animals Bright color illustrations are filled with fascinating details on every two-page spread.
The Night Circus
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves , and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood ...
Peter Spier's Circus (A Picture Yearling Book)
The circus is in town! Come join in the fun as Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier creates a circus like no other, in this exuberant celebration of the wonders of the big top.
Simple text and brilliantly colored cut-paper illustrations take children into a big top of circus excitement starring leaping lizards, marching snakes, whistling parrots, and the tumbling Zucchini Brothers.
Circus Shapes (MathStart 1)
Stuart J. Murphy
Everyday activities such as sharing a meal, sorting socks, and getting ready for school can be part of learning math. In the MathStart series, everyday life is the basis for each entertaining story. Simple math concepts are embedded in each story so that young children intuitively understand them. Adults can use the creative suggestions for activities in the back of each book to extend learning opportunities with children. Developmentally ...
American Circus Posters (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
Here collected together for the first time are 48 large, full-color, rare posters, 1890s-1940s, superbly reproduced from originals. Printed in extra large format so that even small details can be clearly seen, the posters feature many of the greats of the American circus: acrobats, clowns, Gargantua, etc., from Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey, Sparks, more.
See the Circus
H. A. Rey
HMH Books for Young Readers
In See the Circus young readers are quizzed in verse on characters and events at the circus
Simply Read Books
When a little girl plays dress up in her leotard and socks she becomes Circus Girl star of the show. Even her toys morph into her dreamscape of circus acts. At each page turn she jumps and tumbles, flies through the air, juggles, spins, balances and contorts. Vibrant and winsome, modern and timeless the illustrations and words convey a captured childhood moment with directness and simplicity.
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top
Introducing stories of circuses traditional and bizarre, futuristic and steeped in tradition, joyful and heart-breaking! And among the actors you will find old friends, be they sad clowns or free-spirited gymnasts, as well as new ones - mammoths, mechanical piano men, and things best not described at all. Come in, come all, and enjoy the literary show unfolding!
Circus Sticker Activity Book (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers)
Twenty-nine reusable, full-color stickers with circus scene on inside covers. Ringmaster, clowns, acrobats, animal tamers, performing bears, elephants, more.
The Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels)
A. R. Kahler
Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—because forever means something quite different at the Cirque des Immortels. Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is ...
The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top
Janet M. Davis
The University of North Carolina Press
A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the rise of big business, the breakdown of separate ...
The Circus in Winter
From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus makes the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima, a place that feels as classic as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and as wondrous as a first trip to the Big Top. In Lima an elephant can change the course of a man's life-or the manner of his death. Jennie Dixianna entices men with her dazzling Spin of Death and keeps them in line with secrets locked in a cedar box. The lonely wife ...
Circus Girl & Other Stories
Lois Ann Abraham
Ad Lumen Press
Fiction. A little girl discovers the power of the creative impulse. A woman remembers her first confusing sexual encounter. An aging flower child travels to Mexico to save her daughter. A baby is born with blue feet. A man ponders his ex-wife's last word. Those who live in the pages of CIRCUS GIRL & OTHER STORIES are seeking—wisely or foolishly, successfully or vainly—to make sense of their lives and to become more completely themselves. For ...
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