The first book by beloved children’s musician Ralph Covert
and esteemed playwright G. Riley Mills
Many years ago there lived a little boy with big dreams who ran away with the circus. William Cameron Coup fell in love with the big top and later became one of the most famous circus leaders of all time. But Coup also had another dream: to create a different kind of circus . . .underwater! And so he built the great New York Aquarium—the likes of which had never been seen before!
Grammy-nominated children’s musician Ralph Covert and award-winning playwright G. Riley Mills have crafted a remarkable slice of Americana, illustrated by celebrated artist Giselle Potter, based an their award-winning adult stage drama now re-told for younger readers.
Complete with tightrope-walking elephants, bearded ladies, custom air max 90,and side-splitting clowns, Sawdust and Spangles tells the real story of a man who made all his dreams come true and whose life was as extraordinary as the spectacle he created.
All books ordered through this website will have Ralph Covert's signature and and an autographed picture. Sorry, personalized messages or dedications are not available.
Sawdust and Spangles: The Amazing Life of W.C. Coup
Ralph Covert, G. Riley Mills
Abrams Young Readers
32 pages, 11"x9"
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