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Gifford, Nell and Smith, Briony May: Nell and the Circus of Dreams

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Gifford, Nell and Smith, Briony May: Nell and the Circus of Dreams

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Gifford, Nell and Smith, Briony May

Nell and the Circus of Dreams

Oxford, 2019, pp32, [pounds sterling]11.99 978 0 19 276594 9

Nell lives a quiet life as her mother is ill and does not leave the house. When Nell discovers a small chick in the garden of the farm where she lives she decides to look after it and calls it Rosebud. However, one day Nell wakes up and discovers that her pet is missing, so she sets off to try and find her chick. What she discovers is a magical old fashioned circus being set up in a field nearby. Some of the circus folk give her breakfast and then show her around the site. When the performance starts Nell is delighted to see her chick is involved and she joins Rosebud in taking part. Afterwards the circus packs up and Nell makes her way home, where her mother is waiting for her. …

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