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Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Five!

It’s not all ostriches and record-holding women. Today we continue the run-up to my cover reveal of my upcoming middle grade novel Long Road to the Circus (out October 5th and illustrated by David Small!) with another piece of interior art.

Many of the images I shared with you this week had a lot of flash and pizzazz. Today’s is quieter. The heroine of my story is Suzy, a girl living in Burr Oak, Michigan, clinging to the thought that maybe someday she could get out and see the world. Here she is staring at a map she has of the world she’s never seen.

I was no idiot. I knew the world was gigantic. But on that pressed pulp, it felt maybe like something I could handle. Sometimes I’d even take my palm and cover it all up. Whoop! There goes the world! The way I see it, if you can fit billions of people in your hand, then surely you can meet them someday.

Tomorrow, Suzy looks significantly less glum.

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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.