The Circus Ship

By Chris Van Dusen
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

“The verse is sprightly, but the pictures are the true stunners.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own, but they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard. With buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early nineteenth century, Chris Van Dusen presents a hugely entertaining tale about the bonds of community—and a hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

  • Rhyming text makes this a great read-aloud; showcases Chris Van Dusen's talents as an author as well as his fabulous illustrations.
  • Inspired by a true story, detailed in the author's note.
  • Features a wonderful hidden picture spread with 15 animals to find.

About the author

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of King Hugo's Huge Ego and Randy Riley's Really Big Hit, and the illustrator of the best-selling Mercy Watson books by Kate DiCamillo. He lives in Maine.

ISBN: 9780763655921
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2015
Dimensions: 249 x 259mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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