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The Great Geppy


Author(s):William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s):William Pène du Bois
Publisher(s): The Viking Press
Year Published: 1940
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Animal Fantasy
Age Range: Ages 5-7: Early Reader Books
Pages: 92
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
LCCN: 40006302
OCLC: 745918777
Award(s): Junior Literary Guild (1940)


Every evening the safe at the Bott Bros. Three-Ring Circus is being robbed. This is obviously a job for the Great Geppy, a detective who can walk a tightrope, be shot from a cannon, train lions, and blend in with the clowns and the freaks.

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