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Lori R. Snyder, local author of The Circus at the End of the Sea 

BUY A BOOK (or two) for Shenandoah Street Elementary School in Los Angeles!

(The book publishes in paperback on November 22; pre-orders will be held until the paperback releases. 

These will be here just in time for holiday gift giving while you support donating books to the school!)


Lori and {pages} a bookstore are thrilled to be partnering with teacher, Diana Minard at Shenandoah Street Elementary to donate classroom sets of The Circus at the End of the Sea to the kids at this school! They would like to use CIRCUS as a teaching book, but there is no money in the budget for classroom copies. We are shooting for 90 copies (!!!), and if we go over that amount we will get the extras to other local LA schools. Add the number of copies you’d like to purchase to your total order, and please indicate in the comment box how many copies of your order are for donation. Lori will pick them up and hand-deliver them to the schools after winter break. Thank you for supporting a local author, an independent bookstore, and the kids at a local school! 



In an alternate universe, Lori R. Snyder is a circus performer—probably an aerialist wearing a lot of glitter. In this universe, she’s had many different careers (none of which, sadly, are circus-related): marine biologist, fourth-grade teacher, dancer, yoga teacher and studio owner, book editor, and writer. Venice Beach is one of the great loves of her life, as are kindness, delight, and the sea, and The Circus at the End of the Sea is her love letter to all of those. Lori is also the founder of the Writers Happiness Movement, which offers free happiness tools to writers, at writershappiness.com. Find author info and supplementary materials for kids and educators at www.lorirsnyderauthor.com.



A vibrant and enchanting debut novel about an orphan girl who discovers a magical circus.  Set in Venice Beach, this story is one of belonging, intrigue, magic, and finding home!  Pam, {pages} children specialist, and the {pages} middle grade book club love this book and we are thrilled to get it into the hands of other kids so they can also enjoy this special story!


In the “notes” section of your order, please indicate the number of books in your purchase you are donating.

The Circus at the End of the Sea By Lori R. Snyder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063047112
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperCollins - November 22nd, 2022