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by Gabrielle Vincent

Download Ernest and Celestine and the Circus epub
ISBN: 0862033888
ISBN13: 978-0862033880
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Gabrielle Vincent
Language: English
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd (1989)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1947 kb
FB2 size: 1106 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 313
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We love, love, love Ernest and Celestine! This is one of those books that my 3 year old ask to have read over and over and over. I only wish we could find more Ernest and Celestine books. Like other Ernest & Celestine books, the illustrations are fantastic and the story is so sweet.
Bought this book for one of my grandchildren. My daughter read the adventures of Earnest and Celestine when she was growing up, so I knew my grandkids would enjoy too.
Elastic Skunk
Very sweet and simple story. Turning what could be a disaster into a wonderful event and making a new friend on top if it!
The book was good it will de a great gift for my boy
I love the Ernest et Celestine books, and have all the ones I could find in the original French. My French is limited, but I know just enough to read these. The few English translations I read are disappointing, and may be holding the books back. They need to be redone and made more engaging. The two lead characters are loaded with personality, and their struggles against their relative poverty as they try to live fulfilling lives is heartwarming. The movie made far too much of the bear and mouse motif. In the books it doesn't mean much. Adults are shown as bears and children as mice.
The kids didn't get this. A bear used to be a clown, goes to see a circus, ends up doing boring clown stuff at a circus, and, that's it. Not sure what the deal was.
My kids love the Ernest and Celestine books - I don't know why they are so difficult to find. The stories are very positive and sweet and speak to the relationship between these two individuals.
Another delight from Gabrielle Vincent, the talented illustrator and author of children's books from Belgium. I first became interested because I saw the French-language movie about Ernest and Celestine, but I love the books. In 'at the Circus,' Celestine is so bored (who hasn't heard this from a child at least once a week?) and Ernest reminds her that they have a trip planned to the circus. That's a rare thing, these days, but and even Celestine isn't sure what to expect.

Ernest goes to his trunk and decides to dress up - no easy task as we learn - as if he were still a member of the circus (no wonder he is such a great companion for Celestine)! He then dresses up Celestine too! She's embarrassed as they go to the circus that way - but it all ends up to be such a wonderful day for both Ernest and Celestine.

The drawings are charming (although I don't generally like clowns, Ernest as a clown is harmless and not threatening), and the story gives simple pleasure. The only drawback is how difficult it is to find quality copies of these stories at a reasonable price; my "VG" copy was library surplus, with torn pages, pen marks, very sticky tape requiring extensive application of Goo Gone, and quite tatty.