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Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman
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Sidewalk Circus

by Paul Fleischman

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A great wordless picture book that engages readers visually and promotes the power of imagination. It gives a new meaning to the saying "this place is a circus!" In Fleischman's city, it literally is! ( )
  jcarroll12 | Jul 27, 2014 |
I enjoyed this book. The illustrations tell a great story about a sidewalk circus going on that only children seem to notice. It gives light to a child's imagination, while adults seem to be lost in their own worlds. I will be adding this to my collection. ( )
  Kbernard | Jul 17, 2014 |
Remember that this book uses shadow as a device to depict imagination (or maybe magic?) I wonder if I could ask what other everyday natural phenomena can be used to depict imagination. Things that come to mind: mirrors, dreams, rivers, lakes, gems.

Consider how much or little to narrate this book. ( )
  Desirichter | Jul 14, 2014 |
Incredible book about seeing the circus in your everyday life. ( )
  ravjohns | Nov 5, 2013 |
I love this book! There is something magical about portraying the way that children see the world differently than adults. And a circus to boot!
  AmronGravett | Feb 11, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076362795X, Paperback)

"This delightful book will fascinate children and help them to see their world with new eyes." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Step right up and witness an astounding assemblage of tightrope walkers, strong men, sword swallowers, and clowns. The Garibaldi Circus is coming soon, but for those with clear eyes, the performers may already be in the ring. So get ready to sharpen your vision and look very closely -- a show like you’ve never seen is about to begin! The creators of WESLANDIA are back in the spotlight with a spectacular, wordless picture book that shows the transformative power of imagination.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:21:49 -0400)

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A young girl watches as the activities across the street from her bus stop become a circus.

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Candlewick Press

Two editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763611077, 076362795X

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