The Show Must Go On!

Kate Klise (Author) M. Sarah Klise (Author)
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Description

In their trademark style, author Kate Klise and illustrator M. Sarah Klise blend a story bursting with jokes, puns, and wordplay with illustrations, signs, letters, recipes, and bold graphics to introduce Three-Ring Rascals.

When Sir Sidney, a kindly old circus owner, becomes too tired to travel with his show, he places a Help Wanted ad in the newspaper. Enter Barnabas Brambles: "I have a degree in lion taming from the University of Piccadilly Circus." But does Leo the lion need taming? Will Elsa the elephant still get her gourmet peanuts? And what will Brambles say when he discovers Bert and Gert--two mice who travel with the circus on popcorn cleanup patrol?

Brambles has big plans: More cities More shows No more free popcorn. Soon he's made a big mess of Sir Sidney's Circus, but Leo, Elsa, Bert, Gert, and the rest of the performers agree: The Show Must Go On

Black and white line drawings throughout.

Product Details

Price
$5.95  $5.47
Publisher
Algonquin Young Readers
Publish Date
April 08, 2014
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.5 X 8.1 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616204068

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About the Author

Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise have collaborated on numerous award-winning middle-grade and picture-book projects, including Regarding the Fountain and 43 Old Cemetery Road series. Kate lives in Norwood, Missouri. She visits more than seventy school classrooms a year. Sarah Klise lives in Berkeley, California. Visit www.kateandsarahklise.com and www.threeringrascals.com for more information. (By the way, Klise rhymes with mice.)


Reviews

"Entertaining . . . Most children will agree the book is 'smafunderful (smart + fun + wonderful).'" --Kirkus Reviews

"[A] sweetly nutty kickoff to the Klise sisters' Three Ring Rascals series. Cartoon spot illustrations play up the comical mood . . . in this free-spirited story that concludes with a lesson in kindness and a promise of more fun to come." --Publishers Weekly

"Beginning chapter-book readers will thoroughly enjoy this fun and fast-paced title, which has lessons in kindness along the way." --School Library Journal

"The Klises maintain a light touch with the messaging, giving the book a comforting thematic unity around the importance of kindness; and humor is apparent in every detail, from the smallest conversational exchanges to the extravagantly silly set pieces that mark the book's major plot points. Readers will eagerly await the next volume of over-the-(big)-top hijinks." --The Horn Book Magazine