Andy and the Circus by Ellis Credle

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Andy was in town getting a block of ice for his mother's ice chest, a heavy point for his father's plow, and a bag of horehound candy for Grandpa when he saw--the circus poster! If only he could buy a ticket. "Great snakes, boy!" said Grandpa, "Don't go bothering people for money. If you want a ticket, go to the circus grounds and get yourself a job. They'll pay you with a ticket to the big show." Follow along as kind-hearted Andy rises at daybreak, pedals his way to town seeking a job, while helping family and friends along the way. Will he make it in time? Will there be a job with the circus for Andy? Will he earn a ticket to the big show? Ellis Credle penned this humorous classic nearly fifty years ago. It's been delighting readers for generations, while exemplifying the values of self-reliance and kindness to others.

ELLIS CREDLE was born in 1902 and brought up in North Carolina on the coast just across from Hatteras Island. Her ancestors had settled in the vicinity when the state was a British Colony. She taught school in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which she used as a backdrop for many of her books. Living in New York for a number of years, she studied at the Art Students League and the New York School of Interior Decoration; she worked at the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the American Museum of Natural History. In 1947 she and her husband and son moved to Mexico, where she remained for the rest of her life. On occasion, Ellis Credle visited her son in Chicago, where she died in 1998. She wrote and illustrated more than twenty books for children, including the classic Down, Down the Mountain.


ages: 8-12

Purple House Press

Pub Date: April 16, 2018

0.6" H x 10.3" L x 7.8" W

55 pages