Book Review : The Circus Thief by Alane Adams

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The Circus Thief


The circus is in town, and Georgie has his heart set on going. When Papa agrees to take him and his friend Harley, the boys marvel at the amazing elephants and clowns. But the best act of all is the amazing Roxie, a trained horse who can do all sorts of tricks. When Georgie is invited to ride on her back, he discovers it’s her last show―Roxie is going to be sent to the work farm! When Roxie bolts with Georgie on her back, Papa must come to his rescue.

The Circus Thief is a heartwarming tale of boyhood set in 1920s Pennsylvania for children ages 4–8.



“The circus is bursting with amazing sights and sounds, from clowns and elephants to a lady with a beard, in The Circus Thief, a delightfully nostalgic tale of compassion, kindness, and generosity.” ―Foreword Clarion Reviews

“Bright, brave characters star in this exhilarating tale of magic and mystical creatures.” ―Kirkus Reviews

My Review :

I couldn’t have agreed more with the other reviews the book got!

It was beautifully illustrated book with well defined characters. I loved Georgie’s father character the most. He was the kind of parent every child deserves.

The one thing that stood out was the way Georgie’s father tackled his son calmly and gently when he asked for a dollar for the household chores he had done.

This book is equally good for parents and children both, as it teaches  emphatic, parenting, compassion and generosity.

The story comes alive with the beautiful and intricate illustrations. Its a treat for the eyes. It was a page turner and i was looking for more at the end of the story, it would have been great if it had few more pages, i felt the story was cut short, but i suppose since its for kids the book length will work for them.

I still loved it!

Love – O – Meter : 4.5 🌟


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Alane Adams is a children’s author, professor, and literacy advocate. She is the author of the Legends of Orkney fantasy mythology series for tweens; she also writes Early American picture books for young children. Adams lives in Southern California.

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