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Kit is an orphan girl in Victorian London, selling flowers from dawn to dusk just to survive. When a showman mistakes her for a boy and offers her a job, Kit sees this as her opportunity to start a new life. Along the way, she encounters dashing adventures--and a cast of characters as quirky and memorable as the one and only Industrious Flea Circus. Full-color illustrationKit is an orphan girl in Victorian London, selling flowers from dawn to dusk just to survive. When a showman mistakes her for a boy and offers her a job, Kit sees this as her opportunity to start a new life. Along the way, she encounters dashing adventures--and a cast of characters as quirky and memorable as the one and only Industrious Flea Circus. Full-color illustrations....

Title : Little Kit: 9or, the Industrious Flea Circus Girl
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ISBN : 9780803716711
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Little Kit: 9or, the Industrious Flea Circus Girl Reviews

  • Josiah
    2019-04-07 19:04

    Little Kit is a terrific synergy of great art and great story, as author/illustrator Emily Arnold McCully shows, once again, that she is one of the best picture book creators around.Little Kit is a good, solid narrative, but it has more depth than many offerings like it due to the fact that the entire scenario is grounded in an authentic historical backdrop. There really were kids like Kit living on the poor streets of London in Victorian England, struggling just to get enough food to stay alive, and fighting also against the wiles of manipulative shysters who would use unattached children for free manual labor. This is just the situation in which Kit finds herself when she latches on to a traveling flea circus, but finds it to be nothing like what she had hoped. By happenstance, Kit finds a wealthy girl named Nell, and the two girls from such different situations form a fast bond under the wary and watchful eye of Kit's menacing boss, Professor Malefetta. Can Kit ever escape from practical slavery to find freedom with a family that really wants her? The feelings and dreams of an orphaned girl are shown with true style and sensitive grace in this worthwhile book. I would recommend it.

  • Miss Amanda
    2019-03-28 03:12

    gr K-3 Illustrated FictionVictorian London. Little Kit, an orphan, feels sorry for the fleas in Professor Malefetta's flea circus. She wonders if there is someplace where she and the fleas could be free.Learning about the flea circus was interesting. Glad that Kit and the fleas were able to find a safe home.

  • Tara
    2019-03-31 20:22

    Pictures are lovely (as always in a McCully book), but the story doesn't make much sense. More detail about the fleas and the flea circus would add interest.