"When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the circus animals must stagger to the shore of a small island. At first the townspeople view them with suspicion, but it's not long before locals and animals are sharing the island in harmony. Loosely based on a true historic event, The Circus Ship is a story about the bonds of friendship and community."
Want an introduction to the book? Here is a link to the author, Chris Van Dusen, reading the beginning pages of the book: read along