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Sawdust and Spangles: The Amazing Life of W.C. Coup

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The first book by beloved children's musician Ralph Covert and esteemed playwright G. Riley Mills

Many years ago there lived a little boy with big dreams who ran away with the circus. William Cameron Coup fell in love with the big top and later became one of the most famous circus leaders of all time. But Coup also had another dream: to create a different kind of circus . . .underwater! And so he built the great New York Aquarium—the likes of which had never been seen before!

Grammy-nominated children's musician Ralph Covert and award-winning playwright G. Riley Mills have crafted a remarkable slice of Americana, illustrated by celebrated artist Giselle Potter. Complete with tightrope-walking elephants, bearded ladies, and side-splitting clowns, Sawdust and Spangles tells the real story of a man who made all his dreams come true and whose life was as extraordinary as the spectacle he created.

Praise for Ralph Covert

"One of the freshest, funniest, most original new kids' artists out there" —Family Fun

"Covert fearlessly dives into the issues of our day, like imaginary friends and building blocks."—Time Out New York"Welcome to a realm where the nursery rhymes and rhythms appeal to both kids and adults."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Clever and often poignant world"—Los Angeles Times

Praise for Giselle Potter's works

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award winner

Children's Literature Choice List

Bank Street College Best Books

Publishers Weekly Best Books

CCBC Choices

"Gorgeous, folk-arty watercolors . . ." —Newsweek

"Potter's soft, bright paintings feature stylized figures reminiscent of folk art that reinforce the nostalgic feel of the text." —Kirkus /

Synopsis:

This exciting picture book tells the true story of a little boy who ran away with the circus and grew up to become the most famous circus leader in America. In the 19th century, Coup revolutionized the circus industry, partnered with P.T. Barnum to create the Hippodrome in New York City, and built the New York Aquarium. Full color.

About the Author

Ralph Covert is the Grammy-nominated musician best known for his children's music project Ralph's World, for which he has recorded seven CDs and two DVDs. He lives in Chicago.G. Riley Mills is an award-winning playwright who also lives in Chicago.Giselle Potter is the bestselling illustrator of The Big Box, by Toni Morrison, as well as many other critically acclaimed picture books for children. She lives in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810993518
Subtitle:
The Amazing Life of W.C. Coup
Author:
Covert, Ralph
Illustrator:
Potter, Giselle
Author:
Mills, G. Riley
Author:
Potter, Giselle
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Circus; Americana; picture book; aquarium
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Circus owners
Subject:
Circus -- United States.
Subject:
Circus owners - United States
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.00 x 11.00 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-06

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"Synopsis" by , This exciting picture book tells the true story of a little boy who ran away with the circus and grew up to become the most famous circus leader in America. In the 19th century, Coup revolutionized the circus industry, partnered with P.T. Barnum to create the Hippodrome in New York City, and built the New York Aquarium. Full color.
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