Saturday, May 7, 2016

Friday Book Blurb #13


It's time for Sioux's Friday Book Blurb #13.  Sometimes Sioux's pictures are so hard for me that no inispriation comes! But this week with a little change in the sign, I got an image of a sweet child and her world.


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Trials of Trina

Trina knew she had a plan when she saw the poster in the school library. The circus was coming to town next month, and she intended to leave with it! She loved the elephants, tumblers, trapeze girls, and the dancing monkeys. She wanted to live with them.

In a local shop where her mother bought pretty beads was a sign that said naughty children would be sold to the circus. Sweet little Trina knew what she had to do and made a list of naughty things she could do at school. Surely if she ate paper, spilled her milk, pinched that nasty Johnny who wore a kerchief every day, and refused to sing the school song, the teacher would call home and report her naughtiness. Then her mother surely would sell her to the circus!

Would it work? Would she leave town with the clowns? Read the book for answers.

6 comments:

Val said...

I never thought of that angle! Little Trina will be a master of reverse psychology when she grows up. Or before.

Marylin Warner said...

Oh, I love it, Claudia. The WARNING certainly backfired since Trina wanted to belong with the circus. My favorite poster is of a mischievous little girl, and the warning that "Unsupervised children will be given an espresso and a kitten." ;)

Nasreen Iqbal said...

I like this a lot. Sometimes I wish it were that easy to break loose and start over.

Sioux said...

Claudia--I am sure Trina will get her wish. Val's right--you came from clever angle.

Elephant's Child said...

Clever - and fun. I find myself hoping she gets her wish...

Pat Hensley said...

Now I wonder if Trina got into the circus!