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Three-Ring Rascals

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Three-Ring Rascals

Three-Ring Rascals is the first series for newly independent readers from Kate and M. Sarah Klise. In their trademark style bursting with humor and wordplay complemented by illustrations, documents and graphics, Three-Ring Rascals introduces a cast of talking animals in the friendliest and funniest family circus in the world.
 
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by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10

When Sir Sidney, a kindly old circus owner, becomes too tired to travel with his show, he places a Help Wanted ad in the newspaper. Enter Barnabas Brambles: “I have a degree in lion taming from the University of Piccadilly Circus.” Brambles has big plans: More cities! More shows! No more free popcorn. Soon he’s made a big mess of Sir Sidney’s Circus, but Leo, Elsa, Bert, Gert, and the rest of the performers agree: The Show Must Go On!

Written by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise. - Children's 7-10

Everyone knows Sir Sidney’s Circus is the best in the world. But who’s the star of the show? The Circus Times is having a contest to find out. Just thinking about it gives Sir Sidney a worrywart, and it’s quickly clear why. Soon after he goes off to rest, the performers start thinking too much about winning the trophy and not enough about putting on a good show. 
 

Meanwhile, it looks as if ringmaster-in-training Barnabas Brambles might need some help managing the crew, so Bert and Gert, the sly brother-and-sister mice who travel with the show, set out to write a book to teach him how it’s done.
 

written by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10
Sir Sidney’s Circus usually travels by train. But one day a letter arrives from Flora Endora Eliza LaBuena LaPasta inviting the circus aboard the SS Spaghetti, a floating palace of elegance and entertainment. Who could resist? One problem: Miss LaPasta does not want Barnabas Brambles to come aboard, because she has heard that he’s the meanest man alive. Sir Sidney, the nicest man alive, says that the entire circus will accept Miss LaPasta’s invitation, including Barnabas Brambles. But Leo the lion doesn’t like water. Elsa the elephant doesn’t know how to swim. Where will the Flying Banana Brothers put their trapeze? And hey, what’s that large object up ahead in the water?
by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise - Children's 7-10

The members of Sir Sidney’s Circus look everywhere. They don’t know that tiny Bert has been carried away by a huge balloon. Meanwhile, far away, Flora Endora Eliza LaBuena LaPasta is tired of being ignored. Her parents have no time for her as they prepare for a new baby, so Flora comes up with a plan to mail herself to her friends at the circus.

Written by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise. - Children's 7-10

Everyone has a secret. So says Sir Sidney, owner of the world’s best circus. But sometimes a little secret can become a big problem. That’s exactly what happens when Gert’s secret pen pal, a pig named Pablo, escapes from his farm and climbs on board Sir Sidney’s circus train to avoid being sold to Prinkle’s Pork Chops. It turns out Farmer Farley doesn’t want to sell Pablo, either, but if he doesn’t, he may lose his farm.