books about: circus
Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back
Shel Silverstein's first children's book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back —a whimsical tale of self-discovery and marshmallows—is turning fifty with a return to a vintage full-color cover. Is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Written and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all! First published in 1963, this book had rave reviews from ...
The Far Side Gallery
Andrews McMeel Publishing
1984 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.
Can't-Wait Willow! (Shine bright kids)
Ideals Children’s Books, 2013
Willow is so excited that the Over-the-Top Circus has finally come to town! But when left to her own devices, she just can’t say “no” to her favorite things. On the way to the show, she is distracted by enticing treats and fun that she just can’t turn down. Willow arrives late and is sad to find that not only has she has run out of time, but money, and she won’t be able to enjoy the pink cotton candy she’s been dreaming of. Willow is ...
To Fetch a Thief: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (Chet and Bernie Mysteries)
In the third book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling series featuring a lovable and wise dog narrator, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons (and animals!) case ever. We were outnumbered, some big number against two. When it comes to numbers, two is as far as I go, but it’s enough, in my opinion. . . . “Sit,” Bernie said. I sat. Bernie would think of something—he always did. ...
Dogs, Donkeys & Circus Performers: Hilarous stories of animal adventures on a path to making the world a ...
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Hilarous stories of animal adventures on a path to making the world a better place for all creatures; big, small, four legged and two legged. However, the book is not just about animals, its about thinking outside the box, checking your ego at the gate, living a purposeful life that benefits others, and most importantly laughing through life's challenges.
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle
Walden Pond Press
Your favorite princes and princesses are back in the hilarious and action-packed sequel to the breakout hit The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by author Christopher Healy, which the New York Times selected as one of its best books of the year. Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You remember them, don't you? They're the Princes Charming, who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their ...
The Catch Trap
Marion Zimmer Bradley
A magnificent, colorful novel of the circus world of the 1940s and 1950s, rich in detail, bursting with power and emotion. Mario Santelli, a member of the famous flying Santelli family, is a great trapeze artist. Tommy Zane is his protege. As naturally and gracefully as they soar through the air, the two flyers find themselves falling in love. Mario and Tommy share sweet stolen moments of passion, but the real intensity of their relationship ...
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 ...
Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole
The #1 New York Times bestselling kitty boy goes to the circus! In his newest adventure, the irresistible Skippyjon Jones swings out of his closet and into the spectacular Cirque de Ole, where his pals, the Chimichango gang, perform feats of derring-do. There are many acts to see, but only Skippito the Strong can perform the trickiest stunt of all. Judy Schachner's vivacious art and riotous text make for mucho read-aloud fun. Come one, ...
A Girl and Five Brave Horses
Martino Fine Books
2011 Reprint edition of 1961. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Sonora Carver was an American entertainer, most notable as one of the first female horse divers. Carver answered an ad placed by "Doc" William Frank Carver in 1923 for a diving girl and soon earned a place in circus history. Her job was to mount a running horse as it reached the top of a forty-foot (sometimes sixty-foot) tower ...
If I Ran the Circus
Amer School Pub
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A young boy imagines the fantastic animals and incredible acts he will have for his greatest of all circuses.
The Greatest Most Traveling Circus
Sweet Candy Press, 2014
The Greatest Most Traveling Circus is an anthology of stories about vampires and superheroes, gypsy curses, giant killer robots, psychics, love potions, bar fights over stolen angel wings, imaginary monsters, magical traveling pants and the devil as a red-headed con man. But it’s also a novel about overcoming depression, struggling with suicide, handling loss, and trying to find meaning in a world where the supernatural isn’t the hardest ...
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo
Beginner Books / Random House
Little things can have a big impact, as in this funny Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss (writing under the name Rosetta Stone) and Michael Frith. When a little bug sneezes, he unknowingly sets off a hilarious chain reaction that wreaks havoc clear across town. From a toppled turtle to a sinking ship to a disrupted circus parade, Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! takes a hysterical look at consequences in a way that only Dr. Seuss can. Originally ...
Storm Runners #2: The Surge
Scholastic Press, 2011
Master of middle-grade adventure Roland Smith returns with a second installment in this fast-paced action series. Chase and his friends Nicole and Rashawn have just survived Hurricane Emily, the storm of the century, but their troubles are just beginning. Although they've made it to the safety of Nicole's family's farm--the winter home of the Rossi Brothers' Circus--the floodwaters are rising and they need to reach higher ground. The circus's ...
Illusion, enchantment, and wonder: The world’s greatest magicians from the Middle Ages through the 1950s Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sorcerers, magicians have always been conduits to a parallel universe of limitless possibility —whether invoking spirits, reading minds, or inverting the laws of nature by sleight of hand. Long before ...
Storm Runners #3: Eruption
The explosive conclusion to Roland Smith's fast-paced action series! Chase Masters and his friends have made it through the longest night of their lives, but their adventures are far from over. Now they're headed south of the border to track down the missing Rossi Brothers' Circus. With a volcano about to erupt after a massive earthquake, Chase has never faced such a serious threat to his survival!
Hugo's Cat Circus
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and take a seat in the stands for Hugo’s Cat Circus! Once a year, the cats of Marseille, France, creep into the night to make their way to the most spectacular show of the year, Hugo’s Cat Circus. The cats are treated to feline performers of every shape and breed, performing daring deeds to excite, amuse and amaze. Don’t miss the Tabby clowns, the Siamese knife-throwing act, or the Abyssinian cats on ...
Circus of Lost Souls
Riley Ford LLC, 2014
Cirque du Lune is killing off teenagers, but it's all part of the act. Or is it? As the body count rises with each performance, one girl at this renowned theater-based summer camp finds herself contemplating what's real and what's not. What if it's not just a horror show, but a live snuff performance perpetrated by real-life, infamous serial killers? What if the murders... are real?
Altered Art Circus: Techniques for Journals, Paper Dolls, Art Cards, and Assemblages
Quarry Books, 2011
Art Circus! takes the reader on a magical journey into the artistic world where they can discover their creative muse which is waiting to come out and play. It is at heart a technique book for altered artists, but is housed within a wonderful, spectacular fantasy land. The book will bring the reader, the daydreamer, the explorer, the artist, to a place have never been, where they can unleash their artistic dreams and explore hidden worlds ...
Life is a Circus Run by a Platypus
Has being late to work due to dancing clowns ever been a problem for you? Have you ever had to defend yourself against a giant iguana? Does the overture to The Music Man make you violently twitch? In Life is a Circus Run by a Platypus readers are immersed into what it would be like to live every day as if a herd of ballerinas were chasing you, without the inconvenience of actually having to run. This collection of truly bizarre short ...
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