To the Big Top

By Jill Esbaum; David Gordon (Illustrator)
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374399344, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 27, 2008

List Price: $16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.



When the circus comes to Willow Grove, Benny and Sam are in for more excitement than they can shake a stick at: elephants and acrobats, candied apples and a calliope, even a snake enchantress. They can’t think of anything better than helping the circus men set up for the grand event – until the Big Top boss gives them two tickets for the show! But then Sam’s ticket disappears, and it’s up to Benny to save the best day ever.

A tribute to the great occasions and small gestures that children will remember for a lifetime, this boisterous tale about fun and friendship is enlivened by David Gordon’s jubilant illustrations.

To the Big Top is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

JILL ESBAUM is the author of Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin’!, an IRA Children’s Book Award Notable, and Stink Soup. She lives on a farm near Dixon, Iowa. DAVID GORDON has written and illustrated many books for children. He lives in New York City.

Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound

Update Profile