After the circus has left town, children reflect back on what all they saw while the circus was in town. Their memories include everything from the elephants raising the big top tent to all acts they saw performed inside the three big rings. They recall the lions roaring, the bears on bicycles, along with the trapeze artist and girls doing stunts on galloping horses. They remember the smell of popcorn and hot dogs along with the complete circus atmosphere. But memories are all they have now that The Circus Has Left Town.
A native of Luther, Oklahoma, Curtis Booher developed a knack for storytelling at a very early age. He would sit on the porch of his little country home and listen intently as his father told him story after story, some true and some with a bit of imagination woven into them. Curt’s storytelling began around the age of five with tales of his hunting and fishing adventures with his grandpa, “whom he never met,” all imaginary, as the family sat at the dining table for supper. Curt is quick to credit his dad for much of the joy he himself now derives from the telling of children’s stories.