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Louise Trapeze Is Totally 100% Fearless

(Louise Trapeze #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Feast your eyes on the one, the only, Louise Trapeze! Louise performs with her parents and her best friend, Stella, in the Sweet Potato Circus. And today is Birthday Eve! That means tomorrow, Birthday Day, Louise officially turns seven. Seven is old enough to fly on the real flying trapeze. The big one. The one way high up in the sky, ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Genuinely loved reading this with my 8 year old. A family of trapeze artists has a daughter afraid of heights, she faces her fears and comments how good it felt to be open about her concerns, her mom helps her see that without fear you have no opportunity to be brave and that everyone has fears, even grown ups. It was an easy read and the main character was just turning 7 years old so I'm surprised my 8 year old didn't think it was too young. She's looking forward to reading the next in the seri ...more
Stephanie P (Because My Mother Read)
I read this with my 4.5 year old son. This early chapter book series has such a fun setting with a little girl who lives in the circus and performs with her family. I loved the cute illustrations spread throughout and the way the main character had to figure out how to handle having fears. This would be a great choice for newly independent readers!
Louise and her family work in a traveling circus. She longs to fly on the high trapeze, but when her parents finally grant her wish, she discovers that she is scared of heights!

Cute easy chapter book. Harder words are introduced with Louise-esque explanations, similar to Fancy Nancy.
Claire Wang
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My favorite part is when Louise was on the trapeze bar because I LOVE swinging on things.
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-aloud
Very fun to read aloud and my 5yo loved learning all Louise's favorite big words. ...more
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This wasn't my favorite kids book but Roxie (age 5) enjoyed it and it was pretty cute. . It's fun entering this stage of reading chapter books to her. ...more
Laurel Horner
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Sweet and cute perfect for kids
Becky B
Louise Trapeze is super excited to be turning seven because seven is almost nine, and when she turns nine she'll get to go on the real flying trapeze instead of her little stationary bar for acts. She prides herself on being almost 100% fearless (98%). Her best friend Stella has more fears, but is still pretty amazing in her act with Clementine the elephant. But when Louise's parents surprise her by saying seven is old enough to go on the flying trapeze, Louise makes a horrifying realization. Co ...more
Feb 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: nkyclear
Louise Trapeze is Totally 100% Fearless is the first book in a series about a young girl who lives and works with her parents in a circus. The cover is interesting and bright. It matches the illustration style throughout the entire book. The illustrations are on nearly every page, breaking up long paragraphs with highlights of color. Children thumbing through this title will be pleased with the text to picture ratio. Louise has a lot of girl appeal and is around seven years old. The community of ...more
On the eve of her birthday, Louise Trapeze is thrilled to become a part in the family trapeze act in the circus--until she realizes that she is scared of heights. After an older boy in the circus teases her about her fears, she is too embarrassed to reveal them to her best friend or her parents. To avoid performing, she hides her costume. But the truth spills out once the outfit has been discovered, and another performer turns out to have some of the very same fears. The patience with which her ...more
Caryn Caldwell
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As the daughter of two trapeze artists in the circus, seven-year-old Louise cannot wait to fly through the air while performing her own tricks. She's willing, she's talented, and she's totally fearless. Except that when she does finally get the chance to climb to the high wire, she discovers that she has a teeny tiny problem with heights. She's too ashamed to admit her terror to her fellow circus people, however, and the coverup causes more problems than she ever anticipated.

Louise's voice is ap
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through my district library services*

Louise Trapeze is a very fun, energetic, and intelligent narrator. I expect that girls, especially strong younger readers, will flock to this book. Louise often seems a bit like Fancy Nancy, a bit like Junie B. Jones, but has adventures and supporting characters all her own. The illustrations are cute and sweet. Although this is designed like a beginning chapter book, and the protagonist is only seven,
Growing up as a circus performer, almost seven-year-old Louise spends her time perfecting circus tricks on the low-wire and trampoline, while dreaming of high flying on the trapeze amazing audiences with her amazing feats. Told through her young voice, readers will enjoy spirited Louise, even when she finds those daring tricks she imagines might not be so much fun yet. This is a perfect read for the Fancy Nancy chapter book crowd, both Nancy and Louise share a passion for using and defining bigg ...more
Jody Lewandowski
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a great read-aloud for my almost 5-year-old! Little girl character with a super-fun life - she's in a circus troupe! - and real-life dilemmas including telling the truth, facing your fears, and how to treat your friends. My daughter picked it up because of the sweet, curly-haired girl in a pink tutu swinging from a trapeze. We kept reading to find out how Louise was going to handle her problems! Can't wait to read the next one! ...more
Oct 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: z_16, chapter-books
Fun chapter book with curly cute illustrations and cheery lead. Includes good conversations with her BFF and her mom.
Kid readers will struggle with most every name in this. I know they're circus names, but still. I wish Louise was 7 going on 8 or 8 going on 9. Kids able to read this will be older than Louise, and that's too bad. I checked and it's a 3.7. The main character's too young.
EOL Juv Staff
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
All Louise Trapeze wants for her birthday is to fly on the big trapeze just like her parents. When she finally gets her wish Louise realizes she might have bitten off more than she can chew. A cute story all about facing our fears and finding the strength to be brave. A great new series for fans of Fancy Nancy.
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I started this with Jane yesterday, my newly turned 5 year old, and she LOVED it. Cute pictures and fun story about a girl in a circus troupe who wants to fly on the trapeze but then gets nervous when actually given the chance to. Recommended as an early chapter book.
Ellen Zarate
A super charming series about Louise, who, along with her parents, performs in a circus. She has a realistic friendship with her best friend, Stella. They have occasional conflict, and minor drama, but resolve it as good friends should. Wonderful role models here! Fun fun series!
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a pretty cute book. At times Louise's phrases grated on my nerves, but overall a very cute book about how everyone has fears and being afraid doesn't make you any less grown up. ...more
Emma Marschall
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Good Ivy and Bean read-a-like. Quirky circus characters are a little too formulaic for adults, but kids will love them. Nice illustrations and positive message about working to overcome your fears.
Lanora TM
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, children-books
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely adorable!!! I cannot wait to read the next one!!! :)
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Micol Ostow has been writing professionally since 2004, and in that time has written and/or ghostwritten over 40 published works for young readers. She started her reign of terror with Egmont with her novel FAMILY, which Elizabeth Burns named a favorite of 2012 on her School Library Journal-syndicated blog, A Chair, a Fireplace, a Tea Cozy. Micol's graphic novel, SO PUNK ROCK (and Other Ways to Di ...more

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