The Travelling Circus

| December 16, 2016

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The little boy’s biggest and best present,
was an awesome, fold-out circus tent.
He put it up and played in it all day,
flatly refusing to tidy it away.

In the middle of the night,
when all were sleeping sweetly,
music came into his dreams,
although he slept so deeply.
He tossed and turned and mumbled,
then in his sleep he spoke,
“The Circus is in town!”
And with that he awoke…

He rubbed his eyes and shook his head,
fairylights were on his bed!
On the top, down the side and
along the floor they went,
like softly glowing fallen stars,
leading to the tent…

“What initially appears to be a straightforward tale delivers a sinister twist that is certain to capture kiddy imaginations, as will the sumptuous artwork with its eye-catching detail, richly atmospheric colour palette, and excellent use of light and shade. Kids will be happily enraptured, but be warned: their mummies and daddies might feel icy fingers tickling their spines!”

Mark Hodder: Science fiction author, winner of the 2010 Philip K. Dick Award.

“The detailed, spectacular and vibrantly colored illustrations make this original and gifted story come to life with a special magic. Mark Watson’s children’s books are a must read for all children.”

Jackie Ferrell: Readers’ Favorite.

“This is what the little ones want – stunning illustrations and a magical, exciting story. Mark Watson’s ‘The Travelling Circus’ is his best yet, and really raises the bar for children’s authors.
A little boy receives an unexpected present, which turns out to be much more than just a toy. What starts out as pure joy, ends up with a valuable lesson that things are not always what they seem.

One of the most visually exciting books I’ve seen in a long time.”

Rick Smith: Best selling author and publisher.

A delightfully funny fairy tale that also manages to be deep, dark and haunting. This macabre, multi-layered bedtime story features stunning illustrations. Including a cover by the world famous comic book artist Drew Geraci and scintillating rhyme by master storyteller, Mark Watson.
The Travelling Circus is the third illustrated children’s picture book by the multi award-winning, best selling children’s author, Mark Watson – winner of IPPY, Moonbeam and Readers’ Favorite awards.
You can find out more about Mark and his brilliant illustrated children’s books here: http://www.marknpablo.com

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