August 4 Birthday: SAWDUST AND SPANGLES: THE AMAZING LIFE OF W.C. COUP

W.C. Coup, Circus owner
b. 8-4-1836
d. 3-4-1895


SAWDUST AND SPANGLES: THE AMAZING LIFE OF W.C. COUP
by Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills
illustrated by Giselle Potter

Overview

The first book by beloved children’s musician Ralph Covert and esteemed playwright G. Riley Mills

Many years ago there lived a little boy with big dreams who ran away
with the circus. William Cameron Coup fell in love with the big top and
later became one of the most famous circus leaders of all time. But Coup
also had another dream: to create a different kind of circus . .
.underwater! And so he built the great New York Aquarium&#151the
likes of which had never been seen before!

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