1923 reissued classic; Grosset & Dunlap publishers, New York; illustrated by Richard H. Rodgers; hardbound in wheat textured boards with green lettering and elephant decor on cover and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; minimal ageing and foxing; no dust jacket.
Classic story of a little orphan boy who runs away to join the circus, only to learn, unhappily, that his new employer is a cruel taskmaster. For readers of all ages as they enter the world of an old-time traveling circus.
Toby Tyler tells the story of a ten-year-old orphan who runs away from a foster home to join the traveling circus only to discover his new employer is a cruel taskmaster. The difference between the romance of the circus from the outside and the reality as seen from the inside is depicted. Toby's friend, Mr. Stubbs the chimpanzee, reinforces the consequences of what happens when one follows one's natural instincts rather than one's intellect and conscience, a central theme of the novel.