Multcolib My Librarian Matt: When the circus comes to town
Annotation:A tender story that weaves a tragic secret, a mysterious meeting with the Devil, and a family of charming circus freaks recounting the extraordinary adventures of their friend Henry Walker, the Negro Magician.
Annotation:The extraordinary story of a young man's plunge into the unique and wonderful world of the circus--taking readers deep into circus history and its renaissance as a contemporary art form, and behind the (tented) walls of France's most prestigious circus school.
Annotation:1934. The Dustbowl. In a time of sandstorms, plagues, drought and pestilence - signs of God's fury and harbingers of the Apocalypse - the final conflict between good and evil is about to begin and when the carnival arrives it's only the beginning.
Annotation:In 1865 New York City Bartholomew Fortuno, the World's Thinnest Man, believes that his unusual body is a gift. Then, he's hired by none other than P. T. Barnum to work at his spectacular American Museum-a modern marvel of macabre displays, breathtaking theatrical performances, and live shows by Barnum's cast of freaks and oddities.
Annotation:After the only copy of his book is destroyed in a warm bath, Mark Dunn is forced to publish only the footnotes to his biography of Jonathan Balshette, a three-legged former carnival star turned deodorant magnate cum philanthropist.
Annotation:Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.
Annotation:Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope.
Annotation:A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. Two boys stand perilously close to learning it's dark secrets.
Annotation:Set against the hurly-burly atmosphere of the carnival midway, this wryly humorous memoir tells of Fenton's transformation from shy, awkward teen to smooth-talking professional grifter.
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When the circus comes to town it brings more than clowns, elephants and the big top. Mystery, intrigue, and lest we forget, carnies, are often in tow. This collection of books explores what happens when everyday life collides with the travelling menagerie of the circus world.