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The Midnight Circus

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 10th 1993 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published 1992)
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A little boy dreams of going to a midnight circus on a mechanical horse that comes to life to join him in his act.

This wasn't one of my favorite wordless picture books. I think David Wiesner's books are definitely better. This seems like a pretty good book for primary grades since the little boy cries over a mechanical horse. I could see some high school boys definitely rolling their eyes over that.
A beautifully illustrated book about a boy getting upset when the shopkeeper replaces the electronic horse he rides on with a rocket. This is a good book for young children as it is a picture book. However it is also sophisticated enough for adults.
The concept of the story was cute enough. Wordless, so I can't say anything about the style of writing. I thought the pictures mostly very ugly and awkward.
I found this book a wonderful fantasy with much intrigue and a delicately placed love story. I found myself not wanting to put the book down.
msjones Jones
Um. I didn't get it.
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