The Circus Ship

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Author(s): Chris Van Dusen
CD - unabridged
Kit (2 discs)
Product Number: 3M016
Released: Oct 05, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440766695
Narrator/s: Andrew Watts
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Description

Recipient of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, Chris Van Dusen has made a name for himself as an acclaimed author and illustrator. In The Circus Ship, a very special craft is carrying all manner of circus animals. But when it nearly sinks, out spill all the animals. Luckily, they make it to a nearby island. And there they happily settle in-- until the mean old circus owner tries to round them up.

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CD
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Author(s): Chris Van Dusen
Narrator(s): Andrew Watts
Product Number C5289
Released: Oct 07, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440766671
eAudio
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Author(s): Chris Van Dusen
Narrator(s): Andrew Watts
Product Number Z10174
Released: May 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490663104
Kit
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Chris Van Dusen
Narrator(s): Andrew Watts
Product Number 3E010
Released: Oct 14, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440766701
Text
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Author(s): Chris Van Dusen
Product Number 15540
Released: Oct 13, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN: #9780763630904

Professional reviews

"This poem-tale, inspired by a real-life incident, will have kids listening intently for the author's rollicking rhymes and fun wordplay and focusing on the plot: What will become of the 15 circus animals whose steamship to Boston is shipwrecked on an isle off the Maine coast? Andrew Watts uses his deep voice to enhance the author's rhyme scheme; lingering lightly over alliteration, he sketches the voices of worried crew members, surprised islanders, and the evil circus master. This fun production concludes with an author's note on the actual event that sparked this story: In 1836 a steamer traveling to Portland, Maine, with an entire circus aboard ran into a gale off the island of Vinalhaven. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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