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PETER SPIER'S CIRCUS by Peter Spier

PETER SPIER'S CIRCUS

By Peter Spier (Author) , Peter Spier (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 9

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-385-41969-4
Publisher: Doubleday

In the large, square format of his Christmas (1983), the Caldecott medalist lovingly details a large traveling circus: their departure from winter quarters, setting up the big top, a full performance, and a last glimpse of the abandoned site in a city's rural outskirts. No surprises here, but lots of authentic minutiae to explore in the deft, evocative art (Spier thanks the people of the Big Apple Circus for their help); also a plus is the emphasis on the many nationalities of the expert performers and on the way whole families are involved. A treat. Processors beware: the endpapers are part of the story! (Picture book. 4-9)