The Magic Ring: A Year with the Big Apple Circus

Hana Machotka, Author William Morrow & Company $13.95 (72p) ISBN 978-0-688-07449-4
An irresistible mix of history and behind-the-scenes immediacy combine to give readers a invigorating glimpse of life under the big top of America's youngest one-ring circus, the Big Apple Circus. Author/photographer Machotka masterfully captures the personalities, warmth and spirit of this unique nonprofit endeavor. In six brief, fact-filled chapters, she explores the history of circuses and the evolution of the Big Apple troupe. Machotka does not stint the long hours of hard work this life demands, while demonstrating the ultimate joy of achieving a childhood dream to be in the circus. Vivid, full-color photos enhance and expand the text. In sum, The Magic Ring masterfully communicates the excitement that this small gem of a circus inspires in its audiences. Ages 8-up. (August)
Reviewed on: 08/05/1988
Release date: 08/01/1988
Paperback - 978-0-688-08222-2
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