The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus

Author: Alger, Horatio

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 2
  • Illustrated? No
  • Length: C
  • Flesch: 83.96
  • Kincaid: 4.17
  • Fog Level: 6.95
  • Core 1 and 2: 84.37

Placement Text

There was great excitement in Smyrna, especially among the boys. Barlow's Great American Circus in its triumphal progress from State to State was close at hand, and immense yellow posters announcing its arrival were liberally displayed on fences and barns, while smaller bills were put up in the post office, the hotel, and the principal stores, and distributed from house to house. It was the largest circus that had ever visited Smyrna. At least a dozen elephants marched with ponderous steps in its preliminary procession, while clowns, acrobats, giants, dwarfs, fat women, cannibals, and hairy savages from Thibet and Madagascar