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Pop Goes the Circus! (Three-Ring Rascals #4)

Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)


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The members of Sir Sidney’s Circus look everywhere. They don’t know that Bert the circus mouse has been carried away by a huge balloon. Meanwhile, far away, Flora Endora Eliza LaBuena LaPasta is tired of being ignored. Her parents seem to have no time for her as they prepare for a new baby, so Flora comes up with a plan to mail herself to her friends at the circus.

A popped balloon and a mixed-up shipment bring Bert and Flora together. In the worst of times, a best friendship is born. But how long can a tiny mouse and a runaway girl survive in a world of bad drivers, angry mobs, and greedy robbers?

The pals must find their way home in Pop Goes the Circus!

“Engaging black-and-white illustrations, with loads of word balloons, and charming humor make this another winning addition to the series.” —School Library Journal


“With this series, youngsters will find reading smooth sailing and look forward to future escapades.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A fun pick for fans of silly stories and for reluctant readers, too.” —School Library Journal

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Praise For Pop Goes the Circus! (Three-Ring Rascals #4)

"Engaging black-and-white illustrations, with loads of word balloons, and charming humor make this another winning addition to the series." —School Library Journal

Algonquin Young Readers, 9781616205478, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

About the Author

Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise have collaborated on numerous award-winning middle-grade and picture-book projects, including the Regarding the Fountain and 43 Old Cemetery Road series. Kate lives in Norwood, Missouri. She visits more than seventy school classrooms a year. Sarah Klise lives in Berkeley, California. Visit for more information. (By the way, Klise rhymes with mice.)

Illustrator M. Sarah Klise and author Kate Klise and are sisters and collaborators. They started making books together many years ago in their bedroom in Peoria, Illinois. Kate wrote the words; Sarah drew the pictures. Their first book was about an adventure-loving little mouse that traveled around the country. That story was never published. (In fact, it ended up in the garbage can!) But the Klise sisters had so much fun making their first book, they kept writing and drawing. And now they've published more than twenty award-winning books for young readers, including Regarding the Fountain and Dying to Meet You. The Klise sisters no longer share a bedroom. Kate lives in Missouri and travels often to visit schools and libraries. Sarah lives in California. But the two sisters still enjoy working together, especially on their new series about a pair of circus mice. (By the way, "Klise" rhymes with "mice.")