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Long Road to the Circus

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Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird
Hardcover $16.99
Oct 05, 2021 | ISBN 9780593303931

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Praise

“Do not read this book unless you are planning to run away and join the circus. Beautifully told by one of our best librarians. And just as beautifully, and inevitably, illustrated by David Small.” —Jon Scieszka, The First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

“Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to ride an ostrich?! This is a grand, classic tale of finding one’s own weird way through the world. Suzy—and her feathered friend, Gaucho—will become lifelong companions of the reader lucky enough to spend time with them.” —Eliot Schrefer, New York Times bestselling author

“What a cheer-worthy, galloping, heartfelt adventure! Suzy and Madame are my new inspirations. It is indeed a long road to the circus, but worth every step.” —Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Newbery Honor-Winning author of The Book of Boy and the bestselling Dairy Queen series

“An appealing main character and a quirky plot make this historical novel a page-turner. By the time kids reach the celebratory yet bittersweet ending, they’ll appreciate that it takes
hard work and determination to achieve goals.” –Parents Magazine
 
“This unconventional tale is a hoot and an encouraging call to live an adventurous life on one’s own terms.” —Booklist
 
“Readers will find Suzy an engaging protagonist, feeling simultaneously thoroughly contemporary and classic in a story whose narrative arc is well-crafted . . . A wonderful character piece.” –Kirkus
 
“[A] spirited historical adventure . . . Caldecott Medalist Small’s expressive, humorous b&w illustrations infuse the narrative with further personality.” –Publishers Weekly

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