Feeding the Flying Fanellis

By Kate Hosford
Illustrated by Cosei Kawa

What do you feed a trapeze family to keep them up in the air? Or a lion with a gourmet palate? These whimsical poems reveal what fuels a crew of circus performers—special meals prepared by their tireless chef!

Bright, offbeat illustrations bring fun-filled poems about circus performers and their food quirks to life, from the author of the critically acclaimed Infinity and Me and the illustrator of Rifka Takes a Bow.

  • Hosford's picture book Infinity and Me was named one of NY Times 10 Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2012.
  • Rifka Takes a Bow, illustrated by Kawa, received a starred review from Kirkus among many positive reviews.
  • Study of poetic forms aligns with Common Core State Standards., Author has connection to founder of Circus Smirkus, an international youth circus, who was a resource for modern circus details in the text.

About the author

Kate Hosford has worked as an elementary school teacher, a foster care worker, and an illustrator, all of which prepared her for her ultimate career as a children's book writer. She is the author of Big Bouffant (Carolrhoda, 2011) which won the Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal. She also wrote Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda, 2012) winner of numerous awards, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, and the ALA Notable Children's Books award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two sons.

About the illustrator

Gosei Kawa was awarded the Macmillan Prize for Children's Books in 2007. In his work, he uses a variety of mediums including acrylic, watercolor, collage, and digital effects. He lives in Kyoto, Japan.

ISBN: 9781467739054
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Dimensions: 270 x 225mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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