The Greatest Show on Earth by Vivian French

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Feeling unimportant in his family of circus performers, young Harry takes care of Wellington the dog, until an unexpected mishap makes Harry the unlikely star of the show.

About Vivian French

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John Prater is an artist who lives and teaches in Portsmouth, England. He taught school for many years before turning his full-time attention to writing and illustrating books for children. He first got the idea for his series of Baby Bear books when he became a grandfather. In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, he gives frequent art demonstrations to school children throughout England.
Published January 1, 1995 by Candlewick Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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If the theory of evolution is still in full flux — as befits any scientific theory at the forefront of research — how can evolution be said to be a fact?

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Prater (``No!'' Said Joe) often breaks his pages into several frames to show continuous action, so that Harry's pratfalls can be viewed in all stages, from initial wobbliness to final ``Ouch!'' Beginners will be able to follow the tale through the animated, unusually expressive watercolor illustr...

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