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Circus: An Album Hardcover – March 15, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1130L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1st American ed edition (March 15, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789424533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789424532
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,439,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

PW's starred review said, "Circus buffs of all ages will be riveted to the pages of this nonfiction adventure, which traces the evolution of the circus from ancient Egypt to today's modern extravaganzas." Ages 8-12.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-8?Did you know that the average person in a Middle Ages community saw no more than 100 people in his/her lifetime? No wonder there was such a stir when the circus came to town. And the circus that came to town in the Middle Ages could trace its history back to 2400 B.C. These are just a few of the details packed into this thorough and readable book. It's visually exciting, with lots of sidebars, full-color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions, circus posters, and newspaper headlines to hold readers' attention. The text is factual and complete but not overwhelming. Anecdotes about performers and promoters are interspersed with facts about such aspects of circus life as the calliope and computer software. Granfield looks at the future of the circus as well as the role various countries and cultures have played in its history. This is an excellent choice for reports and for general interest. Students who consult it for research will probably end up reading it from cover to cover.?Edith Ching, Parrott Library, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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A Kid's Review on August 31, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I am a acaplished acrobat as well as juggler,and i enjoyed this bookit took me through a trip in time.The book gave me a feal for the backround of the circus,and what it comes from.
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A Kid's Review on September 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I am a acomplished acrobat as well as juggler this book lets me learn about the circus and its past.
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