Have you ever been to a circus where the seal plays the bass drum, the monkey plays the violin, the elephant plays the cello and the kangaroo plays the bassoon! Well, at least the camel doesn’t play the didgeridoo – or does he?. This is a circus where the ring master is a tiger and the lion-tamer is, well, a lion! Well you’ll get all this and more at the Spangleland Circus in “The Adventures of Diggeldy Dan.”
Too-Bo-Tan sends a speaking messenger bird to Diggeldy Dan the clown. The bird tells him that after the circus is over and everyone has gone home and the circus folk are in their tents and caravans, that after dinner they will all fall asleep – except for Diggeldy Dan, who must hide in the round white tent that stands in the center of all the bigger tents, and wait for the messenger who will come out of the west.’
Dan does this and when the messenger arrives, his adventures begin.
What are the adventures you ask? Well you’ll have to download and read this book for yourself to find out.
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================= EDWIN P. NORWOOD, (April 20, 1881 - October 13, 1940) was a publicity agent and writer of children's books.
He was born in the city of Cucamonga, in San Bernardino County, California;. After graduating from Sam Bernardino High School in 1900, he became a newspaper reporter, publicity director for amusement enterprises, special representative for Stage actress Maude Adams after which he was in charge of publicity for the Ringling Brothers Circus.
In 1922, he authored his first children's book, "The Adventures of Diggeldy Dan", which was followed by several sequels ("In The Land Of Diggeldy Dan", 1923; "The Friends Of Diggeldy Dan", 1924).
In 1923, he married Ann Bussert, who was a concert and Opera singer. He went to work for the Ford Motor Company writing institutional materials like "Ford Men and Methods" (1931). He later became the Publicity Director for the Lyme Art Association and it's Managing Director, from 1936 until his death.
He also authored several books based upon his time working with the circus, including "Davy Winkle in Circusland" (1926), "The Other Side of the Circus" (1926), and "The Circus Menagerie" (1929).
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