THE CIRCUS by Heidi Goennel


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Age Range: 3 - 7
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 An illustrator distinguished by her elegant composition, sophisticated bright color, and simplified forms surveys some of the big top's most compelling visual images: elephants, a spotlit ringmaster, trapeze artists, animal tamers, clowns, etc. For collections that must choose, Ehlert's vibrant stylizations (Circus, p. 322) are more innovative and arresting; but Goennel's more realistic representation is pleasant, and makes a good introduction to a favorite experience. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: April 28th, 1992
ISBN: 0-688-10883-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1992