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CATEGORY: Children

PAGES: 128

TRIM SIZE: 5.5 X 8.25

ISBN: 978-1-61620-566-9

LIST PRICE: $15.95

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CATEGORY: Children

PAGES: 128

TRIM SIZE: 5.5 X 8.25

ISBN: 978-1-61620-640-6

LIST PRICE: $5.95

Overview

The members of the world’s friendliest circus must band together and save Gert’s secret pen pal–a pig named Pablo!–in another zany adventure in the series reviewers call “fun,” “inventive,” and “entertaining.”

Everyone has a secret. So says Sir Sidney, owner of the world’s best circus. But sometimes a little secret can become a big problem.

That’s exactly what happens when Gert’s secret pen pal, a pig named Pablo, escapes from his farm and climbs on board Sir Sidney’s circus train to avoid being sold to Prinkle’s Pork Chops. It turns out Farmer Farley doesn’t want to sell Pablo, either, but if he doesn’t, he may lose his farm.

When the New Pork Times announces a pig race at the Iowa State Fair with a five-thousand-dollar prize, the circus members and Farmer Farley all rush to the fair in hopes that they can win the prize and save Pablo–and Farmer Farley’s farm.

 

Praise

"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

Meet the Author

Photo Credit: Dawn Shields

 

Author Kate Klise and illustrator M. Sarah Klise 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.)

Meet the Illustrator

 

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.)