The circus is coming! Everyone is excitedexcept Timothy, whose family has just moved to the outskirts of the quiet town. He thinks he'll never make any friends. But then he discovers the circus train, stuck on the abandoned tracks in front of his new home. The show won't be going on tonight ... or will it? Can Timothy solve the problemand start some new friendships under the big top?
Whimsical artwork and a lyrical story combine to make a truly heartwarming picture book, the first both written and illustrated by distinguished artist Jos. A. Smith. Every young reader will want to join the Circus Train!
Author Biography: Jos. A. Smith is a popular children's book illustrator whose work has received much acclaim, including starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist, as well as being named an IRA/CBC Children's Choice and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year. A professor of fine art at Pratt Institute in New York City, he lives in Pennsylvania.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a book a circus train that winds up on the wrong set of train tracks and goes through this town where Timothy lives. The train tracks are broken and the circus train cannot go backwards. So Timothy and his dog curly get the elephants to blow up the train cars and then get the guy who launches himself the launch the balloon like train cars in the air and Timothy becomes there hero. I can ask if anybody has been to the circus and ask them to describe it to me, like the different animals and types of acts they saw.