Review Blog

Sep 19 2012

Fizzlebert Stump - The boy who ran away from the circus (and joined a library) by A.F Harrold

cover image

Bloomsbury, 2012. ISBN 978 1 4088 3003 1.
This is a quirky story with an unusual storyline.
Fizzlebert had grown up in a circus. His father was the circus strongman and his mother a circus clown. His days were spent engaging with the variety of people who live and work in the circus.
After an unexpected meeting with a group of local school children Fizzlebert finds a book. The advice from his circus friends is to return it to the library. But Fizzlebert doesn't know what a library is so he sets off one morning to try and locate it in the local town. Locate it he does however in his enthusiasm to join the library he is deceived by a couple whose intentions are not good. The remaining story has us following Fizzlebert through some adventures until his parents realise he is missing and come to find him. The format of the text and storyline will not appeal to everyone however good triumphs over evil in the end.
Tracy Glover

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Indie Book Awards 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
Branford Boase Award 2017 longlist
Children's Book Award 2017 shortlist
Infographic: Teen reading habits
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates