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At last-paperback versions of all-time favorite children's books from Dorling Kindersley! Every young reader will find something fascinating on this exciting list. Affordable prices and outstanding quality make Dorling Kindersley Paperbacks the perfect choice for helping children read every day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789424532
Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/1998
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1The Birth of the Circus6
Ancient Front Row Seats6
Early Influences8
The Father of the Modern Circus10
Part 2The Circus Grows14
Across the Sea14
The Camels Are Coming16
The Circus in America18
P.T. Barnum and the Greatest Show on Earth22
The Ringling Brothers26
Part 3The Circus Is Coming!30
Spreading the News30
Here Comes the Parade32
Under the Big Top34
Part 4Circus Life36
The Circus Family36
Home Away from Home38
Daily Lessons40
Hatching, Matching and Dispatching44
Part 5"Ladies and Gentlemen..."46
On with the Show46
The Ringmaster48
Program of Displays50
Circus Controversy #1Animals58
Clown Alley70
Circus Controversy #2Sideshows80
Part 6The Romance of the Circus82
Tales of the Big Top84
The Circus in Art86
Part 7The Circus Today... and Beyond90
Serious Studies91
The Circus Tomorrow92
Picture Credits96

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