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The Circus Ship (Hardcover)

By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$16.99
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October 2009 Indie Next List


“Oh, no! the circus ship has hit the rocks and the animals have to swim to shore. A feast for the eyes and a tickle for the funny bone, Chris Van Dusen has created a wonderful book that will keep you looking for more.”
— Laura DeLaney, The Rediscovered Bookshop, Boise, ID

Description


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 returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard. With buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early nineteenth century, Chris Van Dusen presents a hugely entertaining tale about the bonds of community -- and a rare hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

About the Author


Chris Van Dusen has illustrated all the books in the Mercy Watson series. He is also the author-ilustrator of DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE, A CAMPING SPREE WITH MR. MAGEE, and IF I BUILT A CAR. He lives in Camden, Maine.

Chris Van Dusen has illustrated all the books in the Mercy Watson series. He is also the author-ilustrator of DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE, A CAMPING SPREE WITH MR. MAGEE, and IF I BUILT A CAR. He lives in Camden, Maine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763630904
ISBN-10: 076363090X
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2009
Pages: 40
Language: English