Emeline at the Circus

Emeline at the Circus

By Marjorie Priceman

Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780679876854, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 1999


From Caldecott Honor artist and author of the best-selling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World comes a hilarious picture book romp about the things you can learn and the fun you can have at the circus. When Emeline's teacher, Miss Splinter, takes the second grade on a field trip to the circus, she's careful to make sure it's a learning experience. While she reads -- the text of the book consists of her "lessons" -- the pictures show Emeline getting mixed up in the performances in the circus ring.  She becomes a lion tamer, an acrobat, a trapeze artist, and more, before Miss Splinter realizes what's going on. Marjorie Priceman's vibrant, saturated paintings make this dazzling sight gag a feast for the eye.  Children will applaud Emeline, laugh out loud at Miss Splinter, and painlessly soak up a few facts about animals, acrobats, and circuses along the way.

About the Author

Marjorie Priceman is the acclaimed author and illustrator of dozens of books for children, including the bestselling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World and its companion How To Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Praise For Emeline at the Circus

★ “Priceman’ best, wildly exuberant style . . . Gorgeously colored paintings celebrate the daring, glamour, and breathless excitement of the circus.” — Booklist, Starred

"Hilarious....Priceman has captured the thrill and excitement of the big top." — School Library Journal

"A raucous visual entertainment...bold and energetic." — The New York Times

"A rambunctious parody." — The Horn Book Magazine

"A child’s circus fantasy explosion." — Kirkus Reviews, Pointer