August 4 Birthday: SAWDUST AND SPANGLES: THE AMAZING LIFE OF W.C. COUP
W.C. Coup, Circus owner
SAWDUST AND SPANGLES: THE AMAZING LIFE OF W.C. COUP
by Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills
illustrated by Giselle Potter
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—the
likes of which had never been seen before!