AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Andrew Watts

Children Ages 4-6 • 15 min. • Unabridged • © 2009

This poem-tale, inspired by a real-life incident, will have kids listening intently for the author's rollicking rhymes and fun wordplay and focusing on the plot: What will become of the 15 circus animals whose steamship to Boston is shipwrecked on an isle off the Maine coast? Andrew Watts uses his deep voice to enhance the author's rhyme scheme; lingering lightly over alliteration, he sketches the voices of worried crew members, surprised islanders, and the evil circus master. This fun production concludes with an author's note on the actual event that sparked this story: In 1836 a steamer traveling to Portland, Maine, with an entire circus aboard ran into a gale off the island of Vinalhaven. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2009

CS ISBN 9781440766633 $15.75 • One cassettes

CD ISBN 9781440766671 $15.75 • Two CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×