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The greatest show off earth by Margaret Mahy

The greatest show off earth (edition 1994)

by Margaret Mahy, Wendy Smith (Illustrator)

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Title:The greatest show off earth
Authors:Margaret Mahy
Other authors:Wendy Smith (Illustrator)
Info:London : Hamish Hamilton, 1994.
Collections:Your library
Tags:new zealand, children's, fiction

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The Greatest Show off Earth by Margaret Mahy



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Funny & a page-turner. It left me wanting more, for example of how a young boy can 'be' a library, and why a young girl is a caculator when they have computers. When I was a child I would probably have loved this, and I do rrecommend it to boys and girls ages 7-10. A reader can't be too cynical if s/he is going to be able to just let go and have fun with this adventure. Don't expect real science-fiction, or real adventure - it's more an homage to tropes than it is literature (but no prior knowledge of the tropes is necessary).

Most fans of [a:Daniel Pinkwater|4490798|Daniel Pinkwater|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1309175606p2/4490798.jpg] would probably like it, though it's a bit tamer. It'd be fun for a 4th-grade teacher to read aloud, because the chapters are short and there's no sexism or racism. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Typical Mahy nonsense. Her books for younger children are fun, but don't have the re-read value of her teen books. ( )
  SylviaC | Jan 20, 2016 |
Old Children's Book. Liked it as a kid, but haven't read it in years. ( )
  wodenthewanderer | Apr 2, 2013 |
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Delphinium spends her tenth birthday aboard a traveling space circus, fighting against the dark forces who are bent on stamping out fun.

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