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Secrets of the Circus

By Kate Klise

Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

Everyone has a secret. But sometimes a little secret can become a big problem.

That’s what happens when circus mouse Gert’s secret pen pal, a pig named Pablo, runs away to join Sir Sidney’s Circus. Pablo doesn’t want to be sold to Prinkle’s Pork Chops. Farmer Farley doesn’t really want to sell Pablo, either, but he needs money to save his farm.

When the New Pork Times announces a pig race with a five-thousand-dollar prize, the members of Sir Sidney’s Circus--Gert, her brother Bert, Elsa the elephant, Leo the lion, and their friends--hope they’ve found a way to save Pablo and Farmer Farley’s farm, too.

The race is on in Secrets of the Circus.

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

“The story zips along, the text and illustrations are full of playful surprises, and the author sustains a tone of rare and genuine sweetness . . . Rich and inventive.” —†Chicago Tribune

“Entertaining . . . Illustrations, complete with speech bubbles, are seamlessly interwoven with the text to capture the action and misadventures. There’s even a rousing song . . . Absurd situations, winning characters and plenty of heartfelt moments and laughs combine to make this a surefire hit.” —‡Kirkus Reviews
“Coined words, speech bubbles, newspaper articles, and other amusing features continue the big-top merriment.” Booklist

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Age range
6 - 8
Grade range
2 - 5
Three-Ring Rascals
Number of pages
Publication date
October 11, 2016