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Download The Circus Ship Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Circus Ship (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Chris Van Dusen
4.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Van Dusen Narrator: Andrew Watts Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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In The Circus Ship, a very special craft is carrying all manner of circus animals. But when it nearly sinks, out spill all the animals. Luckily, they make it to a nearby island. And there they happily settle in - until the mean old circus owner tries to round them up. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 2/17/2014

    " Another delightful find by Leeda in our gift collection at work! This is a fun rhyming book about a circus ship that sinks off the coast of Maine, and what happens to the passengers (mostly animals) on board. The illustrations are big and vibrant, and the storyline very sweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celine | 2/12/2014

    " This Children's Golden Sower Nominee by Chris Van Dusen is fun. I love the rhyming and cool animal pictures. It's kind of fun to find all the animals on the pages where they are hiding from the circus owner. Hah! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 2/7/2014

    " Loosely (very loosely) based on a real life incident where a ship carrying circus animals was shipwrecked off the coast of Maine. However, in this version all of the animals make it safely to shore. After the shock of having wild/exotic animals in their town, the townsfolk "adopt" the animals and when the selfish/self-serving owner arrives to reclaim the animals, it is the townspeople who help hide them. Cleverly illustrated and beautifully told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy Brainerd | 1/19/2014

    " Colorful and detailed illustrations and rhyming prose move this story right along. Circus animals flee a sinking ship and find a new home on an island in Maine. Would be good for the pre-school crowd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 1/17/2014

    " Great illustrations, great story, wonder rhyme scheme!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gray | 1/17/2014

    " We adored this one. The pictures are so well done. The fact that we had to look for all the animals and that we found more the second read were amazing. We thought the art work was spectacular. A great kid's read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 10/2/2013

    " Oh. My. Gosh! I loved this book!! The idea of circus animals getting free and finding a new home...love it. And the illustrations? Fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 8/29/2013

    " This is a beautifully illustrated book and a fun story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trista | 8/20/2013

    " Beautiful illustrations and rich language. Wonderful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serina | 8/7/2013

    " great rhyming book for kids. plus they have fun searching for animals. beautifully illustrated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Inspired Kathy | 7/22/2013

    " I loved this book! So did my kids. Great rhyming text that flows nicely and is fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam Bloom | 7/3/2013

    " Van Dusen's illustrations are always great (especially the spread that basically plays like an I Spy book), but this book suffers from sub-par rhyming text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 5/14/2013

    " This is a beautifully illustrated and fun story that is sure to be enjoyed by many children and their parents. The Maine illustrations are lovely and the colors are amazingly vivid. It's also unusual to find good, longer rhyming stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colby Sharp | 4/3/2013

    " Wonderful story told in verse. I am madly in love with the cover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 11/20/2012

    " A new bedtime favorite. The illustrations are amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 11/2/2012

    " I totally missed the rhyming my first time through - thanks other reviewers. I liked the illustrations out at sea more than in the small town, but the stylized drawings capture emotions that would appeal to children and the rhyming works nicely in conveying the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sia | 2/23/2012

    " Not my favorite monarch. It is rhyming. . .circus animals are cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Mckeehan Hart | 1/28/2012

    " This book has beautiful illustrations and a sweet storyline. Mary Kate and I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 4/26/2011

    " We love the story and illustrations. My son loves the page where he gets to find all 15 animals hiding in plain sight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 4/19/2011

    " Interesting. The pictures were funny. I found all fifteen animals. -Eliah "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 3/31/2011

    " This was a really fun book... we especially liked the "hidden animals" picture.

    This is a Beehive Nominee for 2011 (Children's Literature Association of Utah) in the picture category. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 3/26/2011

    " One of my favorite books! This is a terrific story for children who crave mystery and magic—two elements you don’t find very often in the picture book genre. Cheers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/27/2011

    " A great children's book with fun illustrations and cute story. It is a Beehive Award nominee for this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigitte | 2/24/2011

    " I love the illustrations in this book so much! The story is so bright and cute. I would definitely recommend this and any other books by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mylisa | 2/9/2011

    " The text isn't perfect but the spread where you have to find all the animals was worth the price of admission. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 1/19/2011

    " This is a great story and the pages are bright and beautifully done! Both of my kids love this book and so do I. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 11/18/2010

    " It is all in rhyme. The pictures are wonderfully done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 11/5/2010

    " I just read this the other day to my 2 and a half year old grandson, and we had so much fun looking for the animals. It is a fun story too and we cheered at the end, when all went well! Fun book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 10/19/2010

    " Beautiful illustrations
    Z enjoyed looking for hidden animals
    Maine "

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