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Emeline at the Circus

Written and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
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From Caldecott Honor artist and author of the best-selling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World comes a hilarious picture book romp about the things you can learn and the fun you can have at the circus. When Emeline’s teacher, Miss Splinter, takes the second grade on a field trip to the circus, she’s careful to make sure it’s a learning experience. While she reads — the text of the book consists of her “lessons” — the pictures show Emeline getting mixed up in the performances in the circus ring. She becomes a lion tamer, an acrobat, a trapeze artist, and more, before Miss Splinter realizes what’s going on. Marjorie Priceman’s vibrant, saturated paintings make this dazzling sight gag a feast for the eye. Children will applaud Emeline, laugh out loud at Miss Splinter, and painlessly soak up a few facts about animals, acrobats, and circuses along the way.

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Who Wrote Emeline at the Circus

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Marjorie Priceman

Marjorie Priceman has twice received Caldecott Honors, one for her illustrations in Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! and one for Hot Air: The(Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride. She is the illustrator of Who Said Women Can’t Be Doctors? by Tanya LeeStone. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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  • 1999 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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April 20, 1999