Pop Goes The Circus is the 4th book in the Three-Ring Rascals series, I had previously read The Greatest Star on Earth which was the 2nd in the series. These books are geared towards kids so they are very easy reads with a ton of illustrations mixed in. In this book, Gert (the mouse) is looking for her brother Bert because he hasn’t been doing his chores. She finds him, but then he disappears again – after being carried away by a balloon! Meanwhile, Flora runs away from home because she wants to see her friends in the circus but neither of her parents will take her because they are too busy with the pending arrival of a new baby. Her parents put up all the money they have as reward money, but it gets stolen by most wanted crooks buster and robin. Somehow Bert and Flora get the money back from the robbers, make their way back to the circus (just as they are having a funeral for Bert!) and everyone is able to go back to where they belong – Home!
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About the Book
Two runaway rascals go on the road in the fourth installment of this highly praised, popular series.
Bert the circus mouse has gone missing! The members of Sir Sidney’s Circus figure he’s nearby, sulking after an argument with his sister, Gert. Little do they know that he’s been carried away by a rogue balloon. Meanwhile, in a faraway state, Flora LaPasta is tired of being ignored as her parents prepare for a new baby, so she mails herself to Sir Sidney’s Circus in protest.
A popped balloon and a mixed-up shipment soon bring Bert and Flora together. In the worst of times, a best friendship is born. But can the pair make it through a world of bad drivers, angry mobs, and greedy robbers? How long can a circus mouse and a runaway girl survive on their own?