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Audrey under the big top : a Hartford Circus Fire survival story  Cover Image Book Book

Audrey under the big top : a Hartford Circus Fire survival story / by Jessica Gunderson ; illustrated by Wendy Tan.

Gunderson, Jessica, (author.). Wei, Wendy Tan Shiau, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781663990556
  • ISBN: 1663990557
  • ISBN: 9781666330625
  • ISBN: 1666330620
  • Physical Description: 102 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
In 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut, twelve-year-old Audrey dreams of being an aerialist like her heroes, the Flying Wallendas, and so she is excited to go to Ringling Brothers circus with her six-year-old twin sisters; but at the show a fire breaks out, and as the crowd starts to panic Audrey struggles to reach her sisters--she gets Patty out, but Charlotte, afraid of heights, refuses to jump from the higher seats, and disappears as the big top comes crashing down.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Stone Arch Books.
Grades 4-6. Stone Arch Books.
NC540L Lexile
Decoding demand: 89 (very high) Semantic demand: 99 (very high) Syntactic demand: 78 (high) Structure demand: 88 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4 1 515220.
Subject: Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows > Juvenile fiction.
Hartford Circus Fire, Hartford, Conn., 1944 > Juvenile fiction.
Fires > Connecticut > Hartford > History > Juvenile fiction.
Circus > Juvenile fiction.
Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Twins > Juvenile fiction.
Hartford (Conn.)
Genre: Historical fiction.
Juvenile works.

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