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Dec 06, 2012
| ISBN 9781101590751
| Middle Grade (8-12)
Dec 06, 2012 | ISBN 9781101590751 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Four animals must find their ticket out of the circus. Smalls the sun bear, Tilda the Angora rabbit, Rigby the Komondor dog, and Wombat the wombat are the four animals that make up “the misfit menagerie.”Together they’ve always lived a happy life on Mr. Mumford’s farm. That is, until one fateful evening when Mumford, loopy from elderberry wine, accidentally loses them to the dastardly circus owner Grande Master Claude. Suddenly, these animals are forced to perform death-defying tricks and live in filthy, cramped cages as members of Claude’s traveling circus. But all hope is not lost! Claude’s nephew Bertie and his friend Susan, a circus acrobat, are equally fed up with Claude’s evil ways, and together they might just have what it takes to find their ticket out of the circus.
Jacqueline Resnick (www.jacquelinewrites.com) received her MFA from the New School in 2009. She grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and dog. The Misfit Menagerie series is her first for children.
“I forgot about the real world when I got caught up in the charming world of the Most Magnificent Circus.” —Dan Gutman, New York Times bestselling author of The Genius Files“A wild and wonderful circus ride. . . . I took to The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie like a bear to honey. Young readers will eat it up!” —Tor Seidler, author of The Wainscott Weasel, an ALA Notable Book; Mean Margaret, a finalist for the National Book Award; and more“With a cruel guardian worthy of Rowling, Snicket, or Dahl, and animal friends as endearing as E.B. White’s, Resnick’s debut melted my heart.” —Suzanne LaFleur, author of Eight Keys and Love, Aubrey“Resnick’s warmhearted debut . . . sets a lively pace and draws tender characterizations.” —Publishers Weekly“Appeal[s] to readers who enjoy their protagonists on the furry side.” –School Library Journal“The distinctive and engaging animal characters will draw readers in and have them rooting for a succesful escape from the awful circus.” —Booklist“A good old-fashioned story.” —Kirkus Reviews“A heartwarming, old-fashioned tale full of charm and daring friendships.” —Library Media Connection
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