Cover image for Louise trapeze is totally 100% fearless / Micol Ostow.
Louise trapeze is totally 100% fearless / Micol Ostow.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, 2016.
Physical Description:
102 pages : ill. ; 19 cm.
Louise and her family live in a circus, but Louise doesn't feel like a star. She's always been too little for the flying trapeze act. Luckily, it's Louise's birthday, so maybe, at last, she'll be old enough to fly. Except, uh-oh! There is one eensy problem...Louise just discovered that she's afraid of heights!.
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 6-9.


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Now in the Center Ring! Introducing the one, the only, Louise Trapeze! Louise has been performing in the Sweet Potato Circus her entire life. But today is Birthday Eve! And that means tomorrow, Birthday Day, Louise turns seven. Seven is old enough to fly on the real flying trapeze. The one way high up in the sky. The one that makes her stomach flop-flip... Uh oh! Maybe Louise Trapeze is not 100% fearless after all? Maybe she's, gulp... afraid of heights?

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Louise is about to turn seven, and her parents are finally letting her perform on the trapeze with them as part of the Sweet Potato Traveling Circus Troupe. But Louise has a "deepest, darkest secret": "I, Louise Trapeze, am totally one hundred percent afraid of heights!" Ostow dots Louise's narration with italicized exclamations (Louise's favorites include "actually" and "Can you even?") that quickly establish her ebullient personality. Accented with pink, Barrager's scraggly line illustrations do a fine job of capturing Louise's enthusiasms and fears, as well as the eccentric circus setting. Ages 6-9. Author's agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Kirsten Hall, Catbird Productions. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Horn Book Review

When Louise Trapeze turns seven, her parents deem her old enough to do higher tricks on the stationary trapeze. But Louise is suddenly afraid of heights, so she hides her costume to get out of performing. In a voice recalling Junie B. Jones, Louise relates her wonderfully weird circus life, while Barrager's ebullient pink-accented line drawings gently caricature Louise and her troupe. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.