Emeline at the Circus

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Knopf, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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From Caldecott Honor artist and author of the best-selling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World comes a hilarious picture book romp about the things you can learn and the fun you can have at the circus. When Emeline's teacher, Miss Splinter, takes the second grade on a field trip to the circus, she's careful to make sure it's a learning experience. While she reads--the text of the book consists of her "lessons"--the pictures show Emeline getting mixed up in the performances in the circus ring.  She becomes a lion tamer, an acrobat, a trapeze artist, and more, before Miss Splinter realizes what's going on. Marjorie Priceman's vibrant, saturated paintings make this dazzling sight gag a feast for the eye.  Children will applaud Emeline, laugh out loud at Miss Splinter, and painlessly soak up a few facts about animals, acrobats, and circuses along the way.

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User Review  - GuidedbyVoices11 - LibraryThing

Age: Primary/Intermediate Genre: This book was a informational book. This book, although disguised as a real story, just tells you facts about various things at the circus. There is not plot to it as ... Read full review

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User Review  - mulstad07 - LibraryThing

Age: Primary, Intermediate Media: Pastels The genre of this book is realistic fiction. It is a realistic fiction book because there are real circuses and animals in the circus, but the ones in this book are not factual nor do they talk like they would in a fantasy book. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Marjorie Priceman is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, For Laughing Out Loud by Jack Prelutsky, and the Caldecott Honor book Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!

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