Emeline at the Circus by Marjorie Priceman

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From Caldecott Honor artist and author of the best-selling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World comes a hilarious picture book romp about the things you can learn and the fun you can have at the circus. When Emeline's teacher, Miss Splinter, takes the second grade on a field trip to the circus, she's careful to make sure it's a learning experience. While she reads -- the text of the book consists of her "lessons" -- the pictures show Emeline getting mixed up in the performances in the circus ring.  She becomes a lion tamer, an acrobat, a trapeze artist, and more, before Miss Splinter realizes what's going on. Marjorie Priceman's vibrant, saturated paintings make this dazzling sight gag a feast for the eye.  Children will applaud Emeline, laugh out loud at Miss Splinter, and painlessly soak up a few facts about animals, acrobats, and circuses along the way.
 

About Marjorie Priceman

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Marjorie Priceman is the acclaimed author and illustrator of dozens of books for children, including the bestselling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World and its companion How To Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
 
Published April 20, 1999 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology, Action & Adventure, Science & Math. Fiction

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Emeline acquires a clown nose and hat (“clown comes from the Old Norse word klînne,” Ms.

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"Step right up to one of Priceman's most intriguing picture books," said PW in a starred review.

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Splinter, her nose buried in books, recites facts about the various animals and the history of circus acts, Emeline dons a clown outfit, rides horseback and is saved by the strongman from the clutches of a hippo.

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