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The Day the Circus Came to Town [Hardcover]

Melody Carlson , Ned Butterfield


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Crossway Books; First Edition edition (2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158134158X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581341584
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 23.4 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,190,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great guidance book regarding peer pressure! July 19 2000
By George Swan - Published on Amazon.com
In, The Day the Circus Came to Town, accomplished author, Melody Carlson captures the true spirit of a young boy who is old enough to make decisions for himself. As it is in every day life, he has to struggle between following his heart and mind or being swayed by the influence of his "bully" friend. Billy takes the council of his friend and tries to convince himself that the circus is really for sissies.
After his family leaves for the circus, Billy walks around town and finds that everyone has gone too. Having regretted turning down two tickets in one day, he finds himself outside the circus tent wishing he was also inside with the others. He almost misses seeing his very first circus, just because he makes a bad decision. This is a great story for teaching a life-lesson.
Ned Butterfield, artist, does an excellent job on the illustrations. He has a unique ability to capture the mood and atmosphere of those early circus days in his drawings. The book is beautifully done.
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful story and illustrations Nov. 19 2013
By Catherine Ball - Published on Amazon.com
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My 6 and 8 year old children loved this story as much as I did! The illustrations were so lovely!

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