The Universe of Fair by Leslie Bulion

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Miller Sanford's parents think he's too young to explore the annual town fair alone with his best friend. Hopeful that this year they will reconsider, Miller works extra hard to be nice to his little sister Penny and her friends.

When his mother can't attend the Fair and his father has to cover her volunteer booth hours as well as his own, Miller ends up with more responsibility than he can handle. Instead of enjoying a freewheeling day on his own, he is drawn into a series of mishaps involving a string of tagalong first graders, his dad's prize-worthy lemon meringue pie, flying death heads, a giant jack-o'-lantern, and his ill-fated science fair project.

Frank Dormer's kid-friendly illustrations enliven the pages of Leslie Bulion's lighthearted take on growing-up and learning to be responsible.

About Leslie Bulion

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Leslie Bulion is the author of several children's books, including Uncharted Waters, The Trouble With Rules, and Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the African Studies Association's 2002 Children's Africana Books. She lives in Connecticut.Frank Dormer, a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, is now an elementary school art teacher. He is the author and illustrator of The Obstinate Pen and Socksquatch. He lives in Connecticut.
Published August 1, 2012 by Peachtree Publishers. 256 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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He's been saving and planning for months, and finally, it's fair time.

Jun 27 2012 | Read Full Review of The Universe of Fair

Publishers Weekly

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Eleven-year-old Miller’s favorite day of the year is Fair Friday, the opening day of his Connecticut town’s annual fair.

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of The Universe of Fair

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