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Sewing the Magic In at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Sewing the Magic In at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

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By Lisa Olson

From her spot at the window, a young girl observes things most people have to pay to see. There are men walking on stilts, giraffes, jugglers, gilded wagons, and a long line of elephants marching down the street, as she works in the costume department for "The Greatest Show on Earth." Join Nora as she searches for her role in creating the magic of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.

This is the second book in the Tales from American HerStory series, in which tidbits of American history are explored from the vantage point of a girl protagonist.



Dust Flowers / Sewing the Magic In / The Cheese Song / Remembering Green / And the Trees Began to Move / River of Light / Fig Newton Summer


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Midwest Book Review: 

"This is a charming story of a little girl named Nora who is a young seamstress for the circus. Nora is unaware of her part in the grand scheme of it all but she learns that she plays a big part in creating the magic. It's a great story and it flows well from beginning to end. It also includes interesting facts about the circus and the illustrations are delightful! I would recommend this book for ages 6-11."


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