Thursday, November 2, 2017

Andi Under the Big Top

Andi Under the Big Top 

Circle C Stepping Stones #2 

Paperback, ebook

March 28, 2017

by Susan K. Marlow (Author)

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Series: Circle C Stepping Stones (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 105 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825444319

The summer after Andi Carter turns nine the circus comes to town. She can't wait to get in line to see the elephants, acrobats, and--most of all--the champion bareback rider. What could be more thrilling than riding your very own horse under the big top?
When the Carters see the show, Andi meets Henry Jackson, a small boy selling concessions. Andi thinks his job must be perfect, hanging out with happy clowns, exotic animals, and excited visitors. But it's not all fun and games. Henry shares a secret with Andi: he ran away from home to join the circus--and now he's trapped. Andi wants to help him get free. But helping him may mean losing something very special to her.

My thoughts: (Reviewed by Kaeli) ANDI UNDER THE BIG TOP is an exciting page turner for younger readers that are just beginning to read chapter books. There are pictures to look at and the chapters are short, about five pages and they end with a hook so you will want to keep reading.  Mom and I read this together and I didn't want to quit reading! This was super exciting.  

I could imagine the parade, and feel the excitement as they went to the circus and met some of the performers. But then something terrible happens and Mom says I can't tell you what it is. You have to read the book.  I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.  

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own. 

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1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Nice review, Kaeli. Your review adds the excitement of reading Andi Under the Big Top.

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