The Circus Ship

Article number: 2109
Availability: In stock

In this book by Chris Van Dusen, a captain and the circus boss take off in a rowboat leaving the circus animals to fend for themselves after crashing and sinking the ship. The animals find their way to a small town, making friends with the citizens until the circus boss comes to try to make them come back. The town pulls together to help hide the animals and send the circus boss on his way so they can stay together.

  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763630904
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 10.5 inches


  • 4-8 years


  • 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner
  • 2009 Lupine Award Winner
  • 2009 Minnesota State University Moorhead Comstock Honor Book
  • 2010 Read With ME book

About the Author

Chris Van Dusen is the illustrator of the Mercy Watson books by Kate DiCamillo. He wrote and illustrated If I Built Car, an E.B. White Read Aloud Award Winner. He lives in Maine.

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