Grades PreK - 3
Grade level Equivalent: 4.6
Lexile® Measure: 760L
Guided Reading: N
- Animal Stories
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Circus, Carnivals, Fairs, Parades
- Kindness and Compassion
About This Book
Step Right Up and Be Amazed and Inspired!
Told with real-life circus photos of the dogs and their remarkable trainer, this is an unforgettable story that will touch the heart of every reader.
When trapeze artist Luciano falls and injures himself, his high-wire career is over. Determined not to give up his life in the circus, he begins adopting the dogs that no one else wants. They're blind, they're sick, they're cranky — but Luciano sees something in them that no one else does. He knows they've got hidden talents and he sets about training each one of them to perform astounding tricks, and little by little, these hopeless strays turn into a showbiz miracle. With his extraordinary performing dogs, Luciano finds a way to still be a star of the Big Apple Circus.