The Circus Ship
Written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
For ages 4–8
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.
A hugely entertaining tale about the bonds of community, with buoyant rhymes, brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early nineteenth century – and a hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.
This book is used with the Storybook Lessons component of InitiaLit–1.