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Unusually for a children’s book, some of the characters – the countryside animals – speak in Yorkshire accents


“The dialogue is really funny: children, and those reading to them, will have fun 'de-coding' their quirky language.”

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Panto Babe Liz: 4th from the front


Henry and his Travelling Circus was inspired by Liz’s experiences many years ago as a “Pantomime Babe” at Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre where she got to see all the backstage areas of the theatre. At the age of 11 Liz danced on stage in Aladdin alongside stars such like Jimmy Clitheroe, and in Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Henry and his Travelling Circus
- by Liz Burgess

Henry is a theatre-mouse: he knows little of life beyond the walls of the Lyceum Theatre. Henry is, however, full of dreams and ambitions – to run his own circus along with all his mousey pals. One day a visitor from the outside world arrives at the theatre with an ice-cream delivery and Henry comes up with a plan to fulfil his dreams. Their adventures in the countryside outside the town begin. Have Henry and his friends bitten off more than they can chew?

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