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The bear in a muddy tutu

Author: Cole Alpaugh
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Camel Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A modern fable about lovable misfits, both animal and human, whose fates become intertwined in a ragtag circus troupe.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cole Alpaugh
ISBN: 9781603818254 : 1603818251 : 9781603818261 160381826X 9781603818278 1603818278
OCLC Number: 702329549
Description: 267 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Cole Alpaugh.

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A modern fable about lovable misfits, both animal and human, whose fates become intertwined in a ragtag circus troupe.

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Quirky and magical

by ChelseaR (WorldCat user published 2011-10-12) Excellent Permalink

The Bear in a Muddy Tutu is a beautifully written novel about parental abduction of a child, the life of a traveling circus, and humanity in general. Mix in some real magic and a few talking birds, and the result is a story that will tear at your heart and lift your soul with each turn of the page....
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A classic read

by Baker_Ellen (WorldCat user published 2011-06-03) Excellent Permalink

Our monthly book club members were pretty much unanimous in their opinion of Cole Alpaugh's The Bear in a Muddy Tutu. It was a huge success, perhaps benefiting from Jean M. Auel's disappointing unveiling of The Land of Painted Caves. Alpaugh's novel wanders early and you are left uncertain as to the...
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Believable magic for our group

by Linda_Mays (WorldCat user published 2011-05-14) Excellent Permalink

Our second book choice was The Bear in a Muddy Tutu, which was chosen by Rosa. This book was not entirely appropriate for some of our extremely conservative members because of language (F word used among circus workers) and some situations (not graphic sex, but present nonetheless in one chapter),...
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A provocative, raw and fascinating read

by BookShelver12 (WorldCat user published 2011-05-06) Excellent Permalink

The Bear in a Muddy Tutu was our book club selection for April. It was a big hit across a wide range of tastes (we read quite a few mysteries, with sprinkles of romance). As a reviewer wrote, the main character is reminiscent of A Confederacy of Dunces, but the writing here is much more thoughtful...
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Book club star

by OntarioTwo (WorldCat user published 2011-04-24) Excellent Permalink

This was a great find that came from a patron recommendation. It went over very well for our book club. It was a follow up selection to Water for Elephants.

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