The Resource The traveling circus, (ebook)

The traveling circus, (ebook)

Label
The traveling circus
Title
The traveling circus
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charlie and his family are about to embark on another trip, to another out-of-the-way place off the beaten path. This time they are heading to an island in Croatia, a country Charlie has never even heard of. An incredibly beautiful country that lives in the shadow of war and conflict. Even for a seasoned traveler like Charlie, Croatia is a very different experience. To travel in a country where the language is completely unfamiliar and half the words have no vowels. To visit remote villages where the Internet is so slow, you might as well not have it at all. Where goats are a traffic-calming device, red cliffs loom like fortresses over an impossibly blue sea, and luggage porters are a line of women pushing wheelbarrows. Still, Charlie and his little brother, Max, manage to find adventure wherever they go. There's cliff diving, pigs on spits, hair-raising ferry crossings and snake juice for breakfast ("Breakfast in Croatia - at your own risk!"). And there's a sober side to their adventures this time, too. A friend who was sentenced to Croatia's version of Alcatraz, despite committing no crime. An unsettling encounter with the Hermit of Vrgada. The sight of a half-destroyed village divided by a war that nobody won. Charlie finds out that this area of the world has a long and troubled history, that wars are complicated, and that long-time feuds can continue to divide neighbors generations later. But he also discovers that you don't need to speak the same language to communicate with people. Not when you're having a party in a field, surrounded by goats and dancing in the glow of car headlights with the radio blaring out Croatian music. A warm, funny and thought-provoking book that celebrates a child's love of adventure and boundless curiosity about the world
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Gay, Marie-Louise
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Homel, David
  • hoopla digital
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  • Circus
  • Croatia
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The traveling circus, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554987849
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380367
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11380367
System control number
MWT11380367
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The traveling circus, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554987849
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380367
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11380367
System control number
MWT11380367
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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