Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blog Tour: The Universe of Fair by Leslie Bulion Book Review

Book Review and Giveaway




Miller Sanford can hardly wait for the fall fair. H. As a sixth grader, he's sure this is the year his parents will think he is responsible enough to go alone with his best friend, Lewis. Visions of fair food, games and rides dance in his head, setting him up for what is sure will be the best fair ever.

Things don't go exactly as planned when Miller gets stuck with his 6-year-old pain of a sister Penny, and her friends and accidentally feeds them his father's potential blue ribbon pie entry. 
If that weren't bad enough, his parents have something come up and can't take them to the fair and won't let Miller go alone. After waiting for another mom to take them, Miller gives up and takes Penny and her two friends to the fair by himself.

The fair turns out to be nothing like Miller had envisioned. With no rides, no food and no money after using all of it taking care of the younger children, Miller learns the true meaning of responsibility. 

Through humor and charm, Leslie Bulion brings the sounds and tastes of a small town fair alive in a heartwarming story that captures the essence of friendship, loyalty and the value of family. Frank Dormar's lively black and white illustrations complete this endearing tale. 

Enthusiastically recommended for the middle grade reader, but will appeal to the younger reader as well. Would also make a great read aloud book for families.

Publishing Information


  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishing (Aug. 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 264
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-56145-634-5: 
  • Ages: 8-12

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42 comments:

Carl said...

My favorite things about the fair are the rides and the food.

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Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com) favorite thing at the fair is funnel cake!

Tricia C. said...

Looking at the quilts and standing in line to see the butter cow sculpture are always on my list of favorite things at the fair.

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Pat said...

Favorite things are the rides and the food.
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Liberty Karle said...

My favorite things to do are the rides and the food.

gail said...

carnival food
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Jessica said...

Cotton Candy

Nichole said...

Love visiting with the animals!

megan said...

Funnel Cakes!!!

Krista Raven said...

Cotton Candy and being with my family

Jenna Wood said...

I love the food!

Nicole C. said...

My favorite thing at the fair is cotton candy!

Mike Davis said...

I love the elephant ears, my kids the cottoncandy,pony rides,and corndogs--lol--were all kids

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Elephant Ears & the sounds!

Andrea Reaves said...

My favorite things at the fair are the scones and the games

corey1971 said...

I love the funnel cakes! :) (Corey Olomon)

Karen said...

Food on a stick :)

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Sunnie said...

We love going to the fairs! We go to the CO state fair every year. I like lots of things!
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jamie tucker said...

i love the rides
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Alex said...

The thing is all the food.

Terre Neesham said...

I love going to a fair! We love to make a family event, and it is always a fun time. We move often and some fairs in different parts of the country are the same and some are really different. My favorite so far would have been the Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg Maine. It is a huge deal and there is SO much to see do and eat that you can never possibly do it all.

Toni said...

Turkey legs or roasted corn!

kelsiec said...

Love Elephant ears and the animals!

Pamela M said...

My favorite thing at the fair is the funnel cakes and giant corn dogs. my kids love the animals

Becky Mason said...

favorite thing is the food and people watching!

Cassie said...

I love the pirate ship thingy that goes so high it almost flips over cassiemdowatgmaildotcom

Kate F. said...

I love seeing all the exhibits at the fair.

susansmoaks said...

i love the funnel cakes!

lev53211 said...

cotton candy!

AEKZ2 said...

I love Roller Coasters

jlapage said...

The food lol! :-)
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Danikatsouros said...

I love nothing more at the fair than FAIR FOOD! Elephant Ears, Fried Cheese on a Stick, Frozen Bananas...mmmm!

Kathreen Lauper said...

Funnel cake and seeing all the exhibits!

Renee G said...

I love looking at all the quilts and handmade items at the fair.
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Daigle 9 said...

cotton candy and fried dough boys!!!!

jennafish said...

I'm a 4-h girl so I love everything! especially the animals. and the rides!

Rosanna Castro said...

My Fav thing at the fair is the FOOD!

Angel G said...

I loved the food, fried cheese curds!

Laurie said...

the food

blew415 said...

Corn dogs and funnel cakes!!

Randi said...

My favorite thing is cotton candy!

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