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Roarr: Calder's Circus

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Sculptor Alexander Calder's whimsical circus has delighted children and adults alike since he created and first performed it in 1926. Since 1970 the circus has been displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. In this visually stunning look at the circus in action, Kalman's playful text and Brun's vibrant photographs burst off the page to charm young r ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Benjamin Elliott
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was recommended to me by a colleague who had attempted to read it during a storytime. That was a disaster, but it is definitely a fun book with a lot of charm. Reading it by yourself or with one child it's great. The note regarding the history of the wire models that are photographed makes it even more interesting.
Aug 23, 2010 rated it liked it
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I adore near every bit of Maira Kalman's writing & her illustrations are fabulous for audiences both adults and smaller. And telling enough, I named my son after Alexander Calder.. . . and somehow, sadly I did not love this book.

Mostly, it's the oft handled cloth and wood sculptures made(1926-31) that do not photograph well. Watching Calder perform his circus through the magic of You Tube is much more moving and entirely possible!

Or there's Sandy's Circus that captures some of the magic o
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
F--k the haters. I was actually the target demographic when I tore through this book again and again as an early adolescent, and it was amazing.

Leave it to adults to ruin a perfectly magical children's book.
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