Sawdust and Spangles

The Amazing Life of W.C.Coup
Product Number: 45310
Released: Jan 11, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428194830
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Grammy-nominated children's musician Ralph Covert and award-winning playwright G. Riley Mills team up to create this fun biography of legendary circus leader W.C. Coup. Coup had always dreamed of a circus life-tightrope-walking elephants, bearded ladies, and lion tamers galore! So when Coup finally gets his own show he has big ideas for the big top, and for a new kind of circus-under water!

Professional reviews

"Ever a dreamer and a doer, William C. Coup left his father's tavern behind and reinvented both himself and the entertainment world. As he headed east, he encountered sideshows with Tom Thumb and Dan Rice's tightrope-walking elephants. His mind raced. Where would our current world be without circus rings or circus trains or aquariums? Nelson Runger sets a leisurely and purposeful pace. As he emphasizes specific words and pauses thoughtfully, young listeners have time to admire entertainment features we take for granted, such as sea creatures being viewed for the first time and full orchestras accompanying each show. Runger's quiet tone underscores Coup's own satisfaction with his life and his "bigger dream to be found." A.R. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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