Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Circus Girl

Circus Girl

Fall 2001 Picture Books
Ages: 4 & Up
By: Tomek Bogacki
ISBN: 0-374-31291-5
Hardcover Price: $17.00
The boy-narrator of this appealing, low-key story tells what happens when a circus comes to town and brings with it the glamour of jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists, wild animals and a new Circus Girl to his classroom. The girl, an acrobat, befriends the boy and helps him to understand and appreciate a shy classmate. Quiet pastel paintings provide a perfect accompaniment to a modest but affecting tale.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2001 Parents' Choice

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