THE CIRCUS OF MYSTERY.
Fazzi, Maura, & Peter Kuhner THE CIRCUS OF MYSTERY. Translated
by Rosemary Lanning. Il. by authors. ISBN 0-7358-1168-7. Switzerland:
North-South Books, 1999. Unp. $15.95. In his ordinary gray world,
Augustus fortuitously finds and dons a clown's red nose.
Immediately, he is transformed into a clown who cracks jokes, plays
tricks, and makes new friends. The illustrations in this highly
imaginative story humorously portray animals, toys, and people. Shades
of gray represent Augustus's sad times, while earth tones,
sprinkled with primary colors, reveal Augustus's happy and creative
times. Ages 4-9. Reviewed by Janet S. Munro, East Syracuse-Minoa Central
Schools, East Syracuse, NY