The Circus - 1961 Ideals Publishing - Vintage Child Book, History of Circus, Circus Clowns, Circus Animals


Here comes the circus! Fun, colorful 1961 history of The Circus by Ideals Publishing.

Various contributors. Edited by Van B. Hooper. 1961 original publication. Ideals Publishing Co, Milwaukee.

"I like to go on picnics
and to outdoor movies, too;
It's fun to splash in swimming pools
and visit at the zoon.
But the best comes every summer
when my Daddy takes me down
To watch the folks parading
when the circus comes to town!"

The history of the circus in poems, stories, and legends illustrated with artwork, photographs, circus posters, and illustrations.


Circus Is Coming - James J. Metcalfe
When the Circus Comes to Town - Pansye H. Powell
Circus Memories - Edgar A. Guest
The Circus Posters
The "Callyope" - James J. Montague
Circus Day - Garnett Ann Schultz
Circus Days Will Soon Be Here - William A. Chamberlain
Small Boy to a Trapeze Performer - Helen Welshimer
The Clown - Pauline Gregory
The Big Top - Wilma W. Burton
Laugh Clown Laugh - Mrs. Roy L. Peifer
Point of View - Ben Sweeney
Circuses - Helen Welshimer
Red Balloons - Grace N. Crowell
Do You Remember?
Elephant Capers
Circus Day - Frank P. Thompson
Ray H. Wolf
The Midway Barkers - Ottis Shirk
The Circus - LaVerne P. Larson
We Go To The Circus - Edgar A. Guest
"Hup! Hup!"
The Clown - Garnett Ann Schultz
The World's Largest Miniature Circus
Poem - R. L Sharpe
That Old-Time Circus - P. F. Freeman
Circus Magic - Esther Cushman Randall
Circus Day - Edgar Daniel Kramer
The Most Famous of Them All
The Circus-Day Parade - James Whitcomb Riley
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Condition*: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Illustrated cover boards: Light bumping at head and tail of the spine. Inside: Front and back end pages are aged, and name on front pastedown is crossed out; tiny brown spot in bottom corner of four pages, as shown. Pages are otherwise clean, undamaged, and complete.

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