The Greatest Show on Earth

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Candlewick Press, Mar 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Everyone in Harry's family is a star performer in the circus, everyone that is except Harry. Harry can't do anything extraordinary himself. At least, that's what he thinks....John Prater's exuberantly illustrated story reveals that we all have talent -- if we look for it.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

I liked the under-appreciated protagonist finding a way to get the respect he deserves, and this book delivers on that. The illustrations are okay, though I am a bigger fan of a more realistic illustrations. I liked everything though. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

John Prater is an artist who lives and teaches in Portsmouth, England. He taught school for many years before turning his full-time attention to writing and illustrating books for children. He first got the idea for his series of Baby Bear books when he became a grandfather. In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, he gives frequent art demonstrations to school children throughout England.

Vivian French was best known in school for being extremely skinny and for talking a lot. At school she developed an attachment to words and later became an actor, then a storyteller, and finally a writer of children's books. She is the author of more than two hundred books. Ms. French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has four grown daughters.

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