The Circus in the Woods by William Littlefield

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Set in the heart of the Vermont woods, where on the hottest days of summer the lake seems the center of all life, this lyrical mystery follows the life of a young girl at summer camp who, one day, inexplicably stumbles upon a circus. Lured by the sounds of a calliope, she finds, in the middle of the woods, a circus filled with dancers, handsome young acrobats, a gypsy fortuneteller, lion tamers . . . and life without time or change. In his first novel for children, Bill Littlefield explores the inevitablity of change in a young girl’s life.

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William (Bill) Littlefield is the author of a novel and several books of sports essays, including Champions: the Stories of Ten Remarkable Athelets and Keepers: Radio Stories from "Only a Game" and Elsewhere and is the host of National Public Radio's Only a Game. He lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with his family.
Published September 24, 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 240 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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In his first novel for young readers, sportswriter and NPR host Littlefield (Champions: Stories of Ten Remarkable Athletes) creates a nostalgic family story with a dreamlike mystery at its center.

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In this mystery novel, a girl at summer camp one day discovers a circus --- complete with acrobats, a fortune teller and lion tamers --- in the middle of the Vermont woods.

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