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Tents, Tigers, and the Ringling Brothers

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Synopsis:

This addition to the Badger Biographies series for young readers features the story of the young Ringling brothers of circus fame. The book tells the inspiring story of the seven sons of German and French immigrants who were guided by their dreams to escape poverty through hard work and ambition. These entrepreneurial brothers moved with their parents to Baraboo, Wisconsin where their fantastic circus adventure began. With no prior circus experience, the brothers tackled one of the riskiest businesses of the time. Each brother contributed his unique talents to make their enterprise successful. The Ringling brothers were admired for their technological innovations, strategy, and devotion to education. They were also esteemed for their genuine appreciation of their audience.

About the Author

Jerry Apps is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the author of many books on rural history and country life. His nonfiction books include Old Farm, Every Farm Tells a Story, and Living a Country Year. He received the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ 2007 Major Achievement Award and the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2007 Notable Wisconsin Author Award. Jerry was born and raised on a small farm in Waushara County, Wisconsin, where he grew up driving horses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870203749
Author:
Apps, Jerry
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Author:
Apps, Jerold W.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Pop Arts
Subject:
Wisconsin
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined
Subject:
Drama-Circus
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Badger Biographies Series
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in
Age Level:
08-12

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This addition to the Badger Biographies series for young readers features the story of the young Ringling brothers of circus fame. The book tells the inspiring story of the seven sons of German and French immigrants who were guided by their dreams to escape poverty through hard work and ambition. These entrepreneurial brothers moved with their parents to Baraboo, Wisconsin where their fantastic circus adventure began. With no prior circus experience, the brothers tackled one of the riskiest businesses of the time. Each brother contributed his unique talents to make their enterprise successful. The Ringling brothers were admired for their technological innovations, strategy, and devotion to education. They were also esteemed for their genuine appreciation of their audience.

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