The Circus Surprise (Hardcover)

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By Ralph Fletcher, Vladimir Vagin (Illustrator)
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Nick’s parents always have a special surprise for him on his birthday, but this year he knows he’ll have the best birthday ever. Mom and Dad are taking him to the circus! The crowds and attractions are exciting, but Nick is accidentally separated from his parents. Even though he knows what to do if he gets lost, he’s scared—until a green-faced clown on towering stilts comes to his rescue. The bright colors and bustling energy of the circus shine from each of Vladimir Vagin’s lively illustrations in this touching story of a day filled with surprises.

About the Author

Ralph Fletcher is the author of many well-received books for children, including the novels Fig Pudding and Flying Solo, and the picture books Twilight Comes Twice, Grandpa Never Lies, and Circus Surprise. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. Visit him online at

Praise For…

"Fletcher's text is by turns reassuring and practical in tone, providing tips that readers will find useful if facing a predicament like Nick's." Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780395980293
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: March 19th, 2001
Pages: 32