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The Universe of Fair

Leslie Bulion

Silver Medal Winner:Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) -Fiction (2012)
For a young science whiz, an eagerly awaited day at the Fair turns into a wacky adventure with more twists and loops than the Gravity Whirl ride!

Miller Sanford's parents think he's too young to explore the annual town fair alone. Hopeful that they will reconsider this year, Miller works extra hard to be nice to his little sister Penny and her friends. But when his mother can't attend the Fair and his father has to cover her volunteer booth hours as well as his own, Miller ends up with more responsibility than he can handle.

Instead of enjoying a freewheeling day on his own, he is drawn into a series of mishaps involving everything from his dad's prize-worthy lemon meringue pie and his own ill-fated science fair project.

Frank Dormer's kid-friendly illustrations enliven the pages of Leslie Bulion's lighthearted take on growing up and learning to be responsible.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Aug 7th, 2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.10in - 5.90in - 1.20in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781561456345
  • Recommended age: 08-12
  • Categories: Family - SiblingsSocial Themes - General (see also headings under Family)Lifestyles - City & Town Life

About the Author

Bulion, Leslie: - Leslie Bulion is the author of several children's books, including Uncharted Waters, The Trouble With Rules, and Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the African Studies Association's 2002 Children's Africana Books. She lives in Connecticut.
Dormer, Frank: - Frank Dormer, a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, is now an elementary school art teacher. He is the author and illustrator of The Obstinate Pen and Socksquatch. He lives in Connecticut.

Praise for this book

"This winsome effort not only lovingly celebrates the color and magic of the fair, but endearingly depicts the inner landscape of a maturing child encountering his first taste of the adult world. A cheerful and totally entertaining look at fairs, friendship and the value of family."--Kirkus Reviews

"Dormer's occasional drawings add a sense of quirky humor to the story. Bulion's book is simply told, in realistic kid language"--School Library Journal

"Bulion captures the boisterous, chaotic nature of the fair, as well as its primacy in the grade-school social calendar. Dormer's characteristically sketchy and childlike illustrations match the upbeat mood of this entertaining story."--Publishers Weekly